Mario Batali "side dish"--useful?
I saw this Mario Batali enameled cast iron side dish on clearance for $5 yesterday, and passed on it at the time. Now I'm wondering if it might be handy--but for what? It's small--I found dimensions listed as 13x4x2-in, though I suspect those are outside not inside. I've thought about using the no-knead bread recipe, cut in half, to make a small baugette. It doesn't come with a cover but you could use heavy duty foil. For $5 it may be worth taking a chance, but..... Any other ideas?