How to Make the Most Out of Your New Bakeware

What it’s made in matters. Whether it’s stainless clad, carbon steel, non stick, or plateware, this is our motto at Made In. While you’re honing your technique and choosing high-quality, fresh ingredients to cook with at home, we are putting that same effort into the tools we make from world-renowned artisans. And with Made In’s new French Porcelain Bakeware line, we don’t stray away from that core value. 

Crafting bakeware has been a multi-year endeavor for us at Made In but has been a 200-year-old tradition for our manufacturing partner. Our bakeware is crafted in Mehun-Sur-Yèvre, a small town in the Loire Valley, where a community of craftsmen has been developing their porcelain savoir-faire for generations. Working from the same recipe since their founding, everything from the unique natural resources of the clay to the climate results in a smooth, strong, and even heating baking surface that is unmatched for its beauty and performance. 

Our debut bakeware collection features three classic shapes, and we have a few ideas on how to get the most of your new pieces. But remember, when it comes to putting your porcelain bakeware to use, cook what makes you happy, whether that’s brownies from a box at 11 PM to satisfy a craving or Jonathan Waxman’s famous roast chicken. Our French Porcelain Bakeware is another tool to add to your kitchen lineup. 

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Square Baking Dish

This square baking dish is 8x8, perfect for baked goods like brownies, cakes, and crumbles. It also works perfectly for roasting a couple of chicken breasts like in Ina Garten’s lemon chicken recipe or roasting tomatillos, onions, and jalapenos for a vibrant homemade salsa verde. Since all of our French Porcelain Bakeware is refrigerator safe and non-porous, it also makes an excellent dish for marinating steak and chicken. 

Oval Baking Dish

The oval baking dish is perfect for custard desserts such as crème brûlée and flan or a show-stopping clafoutis - basically anything that doesn’t benefit from corners. For a beautiful side dish that you can bake and serve in this piece, turn to a classic gratin dauphinois.

clafoutis recipe

Rectangular Baking Dish

The do-it-all 9x13 baking dish. For your Thanksgiving dressing or an indulgent lobster mac and cheese, from baked ziti to lasagna, or a whole roasted cauliflower from Michael Solomonov. There is very little this piece can’t handle. With it’s even heating and resistance to thermal shock, you can go from the oven to the freezer or store your meals in the fridge until it’s time to serve. 

The French take food and dining experiences very seriously. We believe that when we offer the highest quality tools, complete with an elevated look and feel, you will feel transported to the French countryside with a glass of Gamay in your hand and a blackberry clafoutis in your oval baking dish. Or maybe it’s baked eggs with artichokes in the square baking dish for a hearty breakfast, or perhaps even an impeccably layered ratatouille. The possibilities are endless when you have French porcelain bakeware that will stand up to the test of time and be the star of your kitchen for years to come. 



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