How can I reuse or recycle crême brulée/dessert ramekins?
We’ve had an email from Jeroen:
We designed a lid for the Bonne Maman crême brulée cup that we usually through away.
Here you can see a short movie about it:
While I’ll admit the lid is very cute and well made, it didn’t occur to me that it needed one before reusing — my boyfriend John’s mum used to buy us frozen crême brulées from a door-to-door dessert salesman (…really) and the ceramic dishes have been part of our kitchenware ever since – one is currently employed as tea-bag dish and the others are in regular circulation as dipping sauce or olive stone bowls. We’ve also had similar glass ramekins from Gu desserts in the past: they’re my go-to bowl for making small amounts of marinade or spice mixes, or cornflour paste. And from a REDUCE point of view, which is the most important of the 3Rs, they’re great for refilling with homemade mousse or what-have-you.
Do you reuse glass or ceramic shop-bought dessert cups for anything special?