One of our favourite pieces in the range, the 2-part Unglazed Earthenware Potato Baker makes a proper old-fashioned tasting baked spud on a gas hob or in the oven.
There’s no need to oil the skin – just pop your potatoes in the base and put the lid on. If you have a gas hob, cook for about 20 minutes then flip the whole thing over and cook for 20 minutes more. The unglazed earthenware wicks away moisture so your jacket potatoes are piping hot and fluffy in the middle with an amazingly crisp exterior. It’ll hold about 4 medium baking potatoes, and it’s also fab for stewed onions, baked aubergines and stuffed peppers too.
For an example of what you can do with this potato baker, we used it in our Baked Potato and Barbecue Beans recipe.
About the Lakeland Earthenware Range
If you’ve never cooked with earthenware, you might just be wondering what’s so special about it, but once you’ve given it a go, you’ll never look back. Used for centuries, clay is a natural alternative to metal, and our earthenware range is cured at a very high temperature making it durable, versatile and safe up to 230°C in your oven. More surprisingly, it’s also safe on gas hobs either with or without a diffuser, and in your fridge or freezer. The thick construction distributes and retains heat incredibly efficiently, so whatever you cook, bake or roast will be cooked beautifully without any pre-heating.
The unglazed finish draws moisture away from food for light cakes, pies with crisp edges and golden loaves with a perfect crust, and offers a naturally non-stick surface that’s effective without the need for chemical coatings, so even muffins baked without cases pop out really easily. You won’t need to season before the first use; in fact, the more often you cook with your earthenware, the more the natural seasoning improves the surface of your dishes and the better the non-stick becomes.
Gets Better With Time
Over time, your dishes will build up a unique patina – just like wood and leather – giving each its own character and making them even more attractive. Every meal leaves behind its mark as a reminder of a dish well cooked, gradually helping to make the non-stick finish and easy-clean properties even better, without retaining any oils, odours or flavours.
Built To Last
Reassuringly solid with a satisfying weight and a homely, timeless appeal, they’re a staple in any kitchen and, when treated well, will last a lifetime, cooking wonderfully time and time again. You’re not just buying this potato baker for yourself – each earthenware piece can be passed from one generation to the next where the unique patina will evoke memories of the comforting meals enjoyed together.
Only suitable for gas hobs.
23.5cm Dia. (excluding handles) x 16cm H.