A great gift idea for Mom
Prepare a meal or dessert in a clay cooker for your mom. Wouldn't your mom enjoy a special treat prepared for her? Plant a delicious surprise!
Flower Pot Desserts
30 sterile clay flower pots (3 inch size new and sterile pots)
1 Devils food cake mix, prepared as directed
1/2 gal. mint-chocolate chip ice cream
16 oz. container whipped topping
30 (5 inch) straw pieces
Fresh or artificial flowers with some stem
Right before serving, layer green mint chocolate chip ice cream on top of the cooled cake (so it looks like grass with rocks). Decorate with shaved chocolate, candy worms and an artificial flower stem.
How to cook using clay pots:
Cooking with clay pots is a practice that has been around since Roman times. Clay pots have the ability to keep food moist, flavorful, and free of excessive fat. You will find a number of different style large clay cooking pots. There are Spanish, Moroccan, and Chinese versions of clay pots.
You really do not need much preparation. The main thing to remember is to completely submerse and soak both the top and bottom of the clay cooker in cold water for at least 15 minutes before loading the ingredients. This is easily accomplished by filling your sink with water and soaking top and bottom while you prepare the ingredients.
Once loaded, place the covered clay pot into the center of a cold oven. Do not preheat the oven. It is necessary to the cooking process to gradually bring the pot up to the desired temperature. If you put a cold clay-pot into a hot oven, you also risk cracking the pot due to extreme temperature change. Place your oven on 450 degrees for 1 hour.
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