Benefits: A quick and convenient way to get infused oil.
Cons: may not be as strong as the traditional method, and repeat infusion may be necessary.
You will need:
Place a wide glass bowl over a panof boiling water or use a a bain-marie. Make sure it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.
Place the oil in the glass bowl.
Place in the pan of water to within 1-2 inches of the lid and simmer gently for 1.5 – 3hours.
Do not allow pan to boil or to run to dry, keep topping it up with water.
After the time span has completed, strain the oil using a sieve and replace the oil into the metal container with the other half of fresh herb.
Repeat if required.
strain, bottle and label!