’Tis the season to give great gifts.
This Christmas, present bakers with a casserole dish, enroll them in a croissant-making class or purchase something they can use like a recipe book. Some of the following five gifts are local, so you can go get them now (and browse for other gifts) or order others online.
Chocolate spread: Whether you bake bread or batches of sugar cookies, sweeten things up with Xocolatl‘s chocolate hazelnut spread, made with hazelnuts, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa powder, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla bean and sea salt. $18.
99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-604-9642, xocolatlchocolate.com.
Pie plate: Serving guests dessert can be as easy as pie — literally — with a wooded pie plate from American Heirloom. It’s available in maple or walnut wood, and can also be personalized with custom engraving. $48.
American Heirloom, aheirloom.com.
Casserole dish: Dish it. For a casserole dish with cover that evenly bakes and keeps food warm, consider this three-quart Elodie designed one from Stoneware & Co. Available at Southern Kitchen, it features a secured, upturned lid and handles, and is perfect for serving up to eight people, depending on the dish. $95.
Southern Kitchen, southernkitchen.com.
Baker’s cookbook: Baking often requires precision, and even the slightest recipe departure can turn a good dish into a disaster. Thankfully, no one has to worry about that with the Meyer’s Bakery recipe book by Claus Meyer, which features 80 recipes ranging from bagels to baguettes and scones to pretzels. $16.49.
Culinary class: Learn to make croissants like classic, Parisian ham and cheese as well as cinnamon and sugar in the Croissants from Scratch class at Sur La Table from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13, 2018. Participants will work in small, hands-on groups and be able to taste generous portions of each dish. A place in the kitchen is $69. Registration required.
Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-973-3371, surlatable.com.