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What are you using your little 2.5 qt. doufeu for?

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blondelle May 27, 2011 04:23 PM

This was so cute and such an awesome price. What are you guys making in yours? Are you making any small roasts or cornish hens?

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    E_M RE: blondelle May 27, 2011 05:22 PM

    I returned my 2.5 qt round, thinking it was too small. A year later, I bought a 2.75 qt oval. In it, I have made potato-leek soup and beef stew from Judith Jones' book, "Cooking for One." Both dishes made 3-4 meals each, and there was extra room in the vessel. I plan to braise a few turkey legs and make an osso bucco, though for that I think I will need to put parchment paper across the top to "lower" the lid. I also want to try a small rolled steak and a cornish hen this fall.

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      blondelle RE: E_M May 27, 2011 05:45 PM

      Is the 2.75 oval that much larger though than the 2.5 round? I might replace mine with the 2 75 qt. soup pot. I guess the shape matters as well as the size. I think the soup pot might be more versatile as it's 9" across and can hold a small roast as well as a cornish hen and gives you more room around it.. You CAN though get a small roast or hen in that doufeu.

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      olympia RE: blondelle May 27, 2011 06:08 PM

      Like E_M I returned my doufeu (not sure if E_M had the doufeu or round). I thought it would be great for grains but I don't really cook drains that much! I use my pressure cooker for rice and grains.
      I still it's cute, I just have too many pieces at the moment!

      1. paulj RE: blondelle May 27, 2011 08:29 PM

        Wow, 4 other threads on the same subject (see the list below).

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          pikawicca RE: paulj May 28, 2011 07:53 AM

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