To temper is to carefully raise the temperature of an ingredient to prevent it cooking. This is done by adding small amounts of a hot liquid or ingredient and stirring and finally adding the ingredient to the hotter mixture to continue cooking. Tempering is also a process used to heat and then slowly cool and work chocolate to give it a shine and a snap and to prevent streaks.

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Temper – Resource – Smart Kitchen | Online Cooking School

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