Share: Water Bath To place a baking dish containing food, such as a custard or souffle, in a large dish. The larger dish is filled with hot or boiling water. The food is then baked in the water bath to promote even cooking. Featured Recipes Custard Puddings Traditional custard pudding is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. An appealing almond flavor comes through in every spoonful.—Bonnie Simpson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Crab Pesto Cheesecake This savory cheesecake is a sure hit for entertaining. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices. Pesto brings out the best in the crabmeat.—Carolyn Butterfield, Lake Stevens, Washington Malted Chocolate Cheesecake With an impressive presentation and a scrumptious, classic malt flavor, this downsized dessert will make anyone feel special. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas Related Tips Simmer To cook liquids alone or a combination of ingredients with liquid just under the boiling point… Coat To dip or roll foods in flour, sugar or a sauce until covered. Punch Down To use a fist to deflate risen yeast dough after the first rising.