This unglazed terracotta bowl is used for making Alcatra, a delicious Azorean slow cooker pot roast, from the Island of Terceira. Clay preparation instruction card included with each purchase. Made in Portugal. Size: 12x12x6in.
Instructions for Clay Preparation for OVEN USE: Before using any piece of the clay, it is recommended to soak each piece in cold water for at least 12 hours. This process allows the clay to absorb the water and make it oven safe (do not use on stove top). This process needs to be completed once only before using for the first time.
The clay can be sensitive, to ensure a longer life make sure that each piece is hand washed (placing in the dishwasher is not recommended). Also, the clay is sensitive to extreme changes in temperature (do not place in an already hot oven or on a cold surface). Clay bakeware is popular because the clay enhances the flavour of the food. It is widely recognized throughout the world as a fundamental tool when cooking Portuguese cuisine. Enjoy!