Individual Bakeware

• 14 July 2008

























Last Christmas my mother-in-law gifted me with some beautiful French bakers in two itsy-bitsy sizes. I can't get enough of them. They are perfect for individual gratins, cobblers, baked pastas, etc. I've noticed guests love the idea of "individual" anything so I'm slowly stocking up on things like individual salt & pepper shakers, individual condiment cups, ramekins, etc. I have to admit, it is really fun to have your own little dish to consume & enjoy. I'm diggin' it myself.

I can't find anything exactly like the dishes my mother-in-law shipped from France (she said she found them at a French version of Big Lots!), but I did find some other fantastic options easily available online and perfectly adorable. Without further adieu, the little guys (starting top left going clockwise):


round baker with handles

ramekins in all shapes & sizes

white oval bakers

white French casserole dishes

13 comments:

threelittlebirds said...

you have such a way of turning the ordinary into something beautiful. i'm excited to take your class saturday.

KJ said...

I love the individual size goodies! I think Longaberger makes some individual baking dishes in various shapes. Not as pretty (in my opinion) as the white ones here, but my mother LOVES them.

Stephanie said...

Wow, I haven't heard that name in awhile! Longabergers are made in Amish country...near where I grew up in Ohio. Everyone in Ohio loves them, owns them, worships them...you get the idea :) When we married my Mom gave us a Longaberger picnic basket that is actually pretty cute. It has held up so well and is so much fun to use!

Have a great day Kimberley

John & Jennifer Savage said...

You always have the best ideas! Those little cobblers (I think that's what they are) look so delicious and fun at the same time. If only I had more cabinet space! That's my next question--where do you store everything? I could always use organization ideas too!

Lauren said...

Love this idea!! That cobbler looks delicious.

I had such a great time seeing you this weekend - can't wait for our night out when I get back from CA!!!

Heidi and Jonathan said...

Love them! :)

Georgia said...

I've used my mini ramekins for years as ways to serve dressing "on the side", or to put butter for artichokes, etc. I think I just bought them at Pier 1 Imports.

jerin said...

Mmmm... whatcha bakin'? It looks yummmmy. Maybe it's coz of the bakeware?

brittany said...

i am loving those individual dishes! what a fun way to serve up something delicious.

{natalie} said...

i love the idea of everyone having their own little serving of something. i just never know what size to get.

Carla said...

I love this idea! I've been thinking about it for awhile because I think it would be a great way to handle left overs of meals that I make in large batches (casseroles, mac and cheese, etc.) But I think maybe I'll try just putting them in the smaller dishes from the get go but how does that affect cooking time? For instance, if I make my regular large batch of mac & cheese and pour it into several small dishes and put them all in the oven, do I cook them as long as I would if they were all in one big dish? Just wondering...thanks!

Stephanie said...

Carla, you will have to adjust the cooking times a little. The first time you do use smaller dishes, keep tabs on how the food is baking. Check on it often to find the optimum baking time. You will likely be able to just look at it and tell if it's done. Once you figure it out, make a note on your recipe so you never have to worry again!

CMN said...

I'm right there with you. So love making individual servings! Check out Crate & Barrel for FABulous individual baking dishes in all shapes and sizes. My newest faves are square ramekins with fluted sides -- so modern looking, and yet charming! Since there's no C&B in SLC (YET!), I watch for them when I'm traveling on business. Love their 'shopping bag' too, i.e., a box w/handle that makes a perfect carry-on for the plan! And, if you haven't already visited (which you probably have!), another great spot is World Market in the Ft. Union area. My all-time favorite ramekins du jour were a thrifty find at WM.

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