December 20, 2012
These tiny cocottes arrived in the mail yesterday – a gift from a friend – and I find them so useful, and so charming, that I’m instantly including them in my gift guide.
These enamelled Le Creuset pots are really small : just two inches high and three and a half inches in diameter. Perfect for shirred eggs, baking individual bread puddings or little loaves of meat. They’re just the thing to reheat stew on a cold night and ideal for spoonbread.
And they offer so many gifting possibilities. I’m filling one with really good pecans, another with saffron and a third with Rancho Gordo popcorn. Other thoughts? Piment d’Espalette. Black Talamanca peppercorns. Dried porcini. Tiny bottles of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. A beautiful assortment of red chiles…..The possibilities are really endless.
You can find them in just about any kitchen store (colors seem to vary). And, of course, online. Here’s another option:
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