Following a recipe on Apple Watch
Swipe to the left from the recipe name to view the method steps. Use the digital crown or swipe vertically to browse each step. Tapping on a step will highlight it yellow to make it easier to keep your place. If there is a timer for that step, you can start it directly here by tapping "Start Timer."
Whatever method step you select on your iPhone will automatically be selected on your iPhone so you don't lose your place.