Easy... easy... easy. These adorable little pots of bread translated into the French is Petits Pots de Pain. I decided they earned a fancy shmancy French title because they are so darn cute. The hardest part for you, will be finding the little clay pots. I bought mine many years ago for a project I never did complete. They are itty bitty, measuring 2-inches tall and 1-1/2-inch diameter.
The first thing you need to do is wash the pots in hot soapy water. Then soak over night in a pan of fresh water. Set aside to air dry for a day. Next, coat with a light coat of vegetable oil and place in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
This is the easy part. I purchased a frozen loaf of bread dough and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Then I sprayed the clay pots with nonstick cooking spray. With the bread completely thawed, I tore off small ball size pieces. You just want enough to come to the top of the clay pot. Set aside to rise. Then bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Coat the browned top with butter. Then stand back and listen to the oohs and aahs when your family sees your latest creation.
I recommend repeating the process of preparing the clay pots for the next use.
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