Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Word of the Week: Ramekin

As readers of this blog are from different continents, I can't assume that everyone uses the same terminology. I was asked this week what a ramekin is when I posted the Baked Sunny Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes in Ramekins. Maybe it sounds like a form of napkin, I don't know.

Anyway, a ramekin is a small, round (usually about 3-4 inches in diameter), straight sided soufflé dish made of ovenproof porcelain. It is used to cook individual portions of food.

Most ramekins I see in restaurants are the boring white ones. Yawn. I got these rainbow ramekins from Totts and they certainly add immediate cheer to the kitchen and the dining table. Go out and get some of these if you don't have them. They'll surely inspire you to try this dish for a leisurely Sunday breakfast - here's the link again.


  1. I LOVE ramekins!! Not love as in 'hello, cute puppy...' love, but LOVE!! And yes, i would get one in every colour...the whole rainbow and its various shades under it. :)

  2. Rainbow ramekins! What a wonderful idea for a kitchen shop!


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