Staub Ceramic Mini Cocotte
Have you used Staub Ceramic Mini Cocotte? I bought a set of three at William-Sonoma because the salesperson told me that I can use it on a stovetop. But when I got back home and went thru the manual, I find out I can't use this cocotte on a stovetop. Damn WS salesperson.
Anyway, since I've already used this cocotte, I can't return it back to WS. Any suggestion or secret recipe of making some gourmet by using this little stuff?
Yes. You can return it to WS. They have a very generous return policy. Simply explain the situation and they will give you back your money.
But, you can make individual cassoulets, baked beans, shepards pie, chicken pot pie, gratin'ed soups, etc. My problem with those sets is the count. Three is either too many [not often] or not enough. If I want to serve cute cocottes for a dinner party, I have to buy 6 or 9. Just bad division.
I have the le crueset version of these, mine came with little lids, so I use them for individual no knead bread. Divide the dough into the appropriate portions and little mini loaves. Decrease the baking time and watch them the first couple of times. I usually divide in eighths, bake off the first 4 (I have a set of 4), and when those are done, pop them and drop in the second round.
I would urge you to return them, explain to WS what happened, and they should take care of you. They have to, since you bought them because the salesperson told you it was stove-top compatible.
Then go and get the CI version! I love my mini ECI staub cocotte. It's great for 1-person servings and reheating food.