This clay plate is hand painted with traditional black and white designs. Great to use for appetizers, salads, main courses, serving family style meals and also makes a great cake plate. Clay preparation instruction card included with each purchase. Made in Portugal. Four sizes available:
Dessert Plate Size: 8.25x8.25x1in
Dinner Plate Size: 9.5x9.5x1.5in
Sml Serving Plate Size: 12x12x1.5in
Lrg Serving Plate Size: 14x14x1.75in
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.