If you’ve had a disastrous tryst with clay pot cooking, like sending a rice pudding casserole to your in-laws-to-be that was a brick no fork could pierce, fear not. Any cook looking for clay pot redemption would be well-served by a copy of The Book of Claypot Cooking. You’ll soon be up to speed with the must-knows of clay pot cooking that would take quite some time web-crawling to find. The recipes are from the ’80s and ’90s, yes, but in this case, it also means they are full of simple, everyday ingredients. Recipes cover multiple courses and include soups, seafood, meat, vegetables, desserts, breads, and even microwave meals. Bake the no-fail caramelized rice pudding or peach berry cobbler to delicious results.
Cooking in clay pots has numerous benefits including:
- An ideal baking environment, as the pot absorbs excess water
- Adding a well-emulsified flavor to cooked foods