Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

Flameware—clay pots that can be used on the stove or in the oven—was pioneered in the '50s but has lost popularity as the special clay is notoriously difficult to work with and materials like enameled cast iron meet most high-heat cooking needs. Travis McFlynn, Bay Area's ceramicist-to-the-chefs, has developed a line of flameware that is handmade and gorgeous enough to cook and serve in. Chad Robertson, who favors McFlynn's vessels for this dish at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, considers the benefits of the painstaking process: "When you have a wood-fired oven, it's sexy to be blasting a dish and then serve it right out of there."André Baranowksi

Tartine Bakery's Elisabeth Prueitt favors ceramicist Travis McFlynn's handmade Flameware—clay pots that can be used on the stove or in the oven—for cooking and serving this savory bread pudding.