Don't have a double boiler, don't worry--you can still cook citrus curds, custards and puddings! Just channel your inner "crafty cook" and make this do-it-yourself double boiler with items you already have on hand.

DIY Double Boiler
Illustration by Emma Kelly

Step 1: Simmer a few inches of water in a saucepan.

Step 2: Stack a metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan, making sure the bowl fits snugly.

What's inside won't burn or stick because the steam from the simmering water will heat the bowl gently and evenly. Just make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.

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Try the DIY double boiler out with these Lemon Daisy Cookies!