What else can I bake in a brie baker?
July 6, 2016 12:19 PM   Subscribe

I am a new owner of a brie baker, courtesy of my mom's de-cluttering efforts. Aside from baking brie a million different ways, is there anything else I can make in a brie baker, or is this a single-use item? If it matters, the brand is Village Gourmet, and its never been used. Google is failing me (I'm just getting the same brie recipes, no matter how I ask the question). Thank you!
posted by sandraregina to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Well, it's a 5 oz over safe baking dish, right?--so you could bake eggs in it. Minimalist Baker Saveur Wms-Sonoma
posted by crush-onastick at 12:30 PM on July 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

Best answer: It's a minature dutch oven. Whatever you can make in a dutch oven, you can do in the brie baker, just in a much smaller amount.

They're also great for roasting entire heads of garlic.
posted by Karaage at 12:31 PM on July 6, 2016 [10 favorites]

First thing that came to my mind was baked eggs or a single serving quiche/frittata. You could also use it as a decorative storage container for salt or sugar.
posted by joan_holloway at 12:31 PM on July 6, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Shaksuka (baked eggs) was my suggestion, as well as any kind of dip. I'm obsessed with this bacon and onion dip from a local place.

For another cheese choice, how about halloumi?
posted by cabingirl at 12:40 PM on July 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

aw it's so cute!

I think you can use it as a little gratin dish too for either sweet or savory gratins. Nice because you can cook covered to set things up and then uncovered to brown.
posted by fingersandtoes at 12:41 PM on July 6, 2016

Best answer: For more inspiration, you could look for recipes for mini cocottes like the mini Le Creuset ones. They are smaller than yours, but maybe you'll see something you can adapt.
posted by cabingirl at 12:42 PM on July 6, 2016

How about cassoulet? Here's a great article on its various (traditional and less traditional) permutations by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt at Serious Eats.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:28 PM on July 6, 2016

posted by wwax at 1:32 PM on July 6, 2016

Best answer: Would be really nice for holding a baked spinach and artichoke dip.
posted by lizbunny at 7:35 PM on July 6, 2016

Response by poster: Good answer all, thank you. I was worried that maybe it wasn't going to be 'tough enough' for other types of baking, but you've allayed those fears.
posted by sandraregina at 8:16 AM on July 7, 2016

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