6 x 11.5cm Classic Terracotta Crema Catalana Set

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6 x 11.5cm Classic Terracotta  Crema Catalana Set
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 6 x 11.5cm Classic Terracotta  Crema Catalana Set6 x 11.5cm Classic Terracotta  Crema Catalana Set 
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Model:  RE080115C

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  • Made in Breda, Catalonia the most famous town in Spain for terracotta 
  • Make the perfect Crema Catalana (The Spanish version of crème brûlée )
  • Includes caramelising "iron"  
  • Use from Oven-to-table
  • Suitable for Oven & microwave*
  • Dishwasher & Freezer safe*
  • Lead-free food-safe glaze

 

Crema Catalana is essentially the same as crème brûlée.  However, rather than serving it in a ramekin, it is served in a shallow terracotta cazuela.  This allows more room for the delicious caramel topping.

This set comprises of 6 - 11.5cm terracotta dishes with their classic coloured glaze.  Also included is a caramelising iron to create the essential crisp topping.  After the crema catalanas have been cooked they are then sprinkled with sugar.  The iron is heated until very, very hot over a gas hob, or on an electric or induction plate. It is then pressed gently into the sugar for a few seconds to create an even caramel.

The set comes boxed with multilingual instructions, so will also make a great gift whatever the time of year.

Our range of terracotta cazuelas come from Breda, probably the most famous town in Spain for terracotta dishes. Terracotta dishes have been made here since Roman times due to the exceptional quality of the local deposits of clay.

Due to the nature of terracotta most dishes will have minor imperfections, and they will never look factory made.  We will never dispatch any dishes that are faulty or with very obvious imperfections. 

The glaze on the cazuelas is lead-free and all the cazuelas are able to be used in the oven or microwave.  

* As you will be cooking with these dishes, please see our Terracotta Care Guide for instructions on how to first prepare your dish.

* Please check carefully that this is the correct size for your needs, as due to the fragility of terracotta,  we cannot accept returns  under any circumstances.

Carmencita Crema Catalana Mix (80g)

Carmencita Crema Catalana Mix (80g)£1.89

Similar to crème brûlée but served in shallow terracotta dish
2 x 40g sachets for about 10-12 brûlées
Perfect for use with our Crema Catalana sets

Very easy, just add milk & sugar

Here a few instructions for caring for your terracotta cazuelas.

They are incredibly versatile and can be used in the oven, in the microwave and even on the hob. If you are going to use them for cooking (as opposed to simply using it as a serving dish), the dishes first need to be “cured”. You need to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes, but ideally several hours or more. This will strengthen the clay so it won't crack once it's heated. Drain and wipe dry. A traditional technique is to also rub the unglazed bottom with a cut clove of garlic (we are not sure how the garlic works, but it certainly is used by many people in practise)

You can also fill the dish with water, and bring to the boil slowly, then let the dish cool down naturally again. This technique has been used since the Middle Ages. It seasons the dish, kills bacteria and hardens the unglazed parts.

While the terracotta can withstand very high and low temperatures, it doesn't accept abrupt changes in temperature. Slow and steady heat changes are best. Don't pour cold liquid into a hot cazuela, for example. It's also not advisable to heat an empty cazuela.

If you have not used the cazuela for an extended period of time, you may need to re-cure it before use.

They are safe to use in the dishwasher, but because the clay is still porous the drying cycle will not completely dry them. Therefore when removed from the dishwasher simply let them air for a few hours before putting them away.

They can also be used in the freezer, but as before, let them reach room temperature naturally.

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