Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BOWL - Cremat

ca: BOL - Cremat

es: BOL - Cremat

The photos show two bowls for making a “Cremat” which is a very enjoyable Catalan custom and very useful when a party starts to get boring. The bowls always have legs and are sold with cups and a deep serving ladle. The second photo shows cups without handles and with legs and the third and fourth show the opposite, cups without legs with handles that can be hung round the edge of the bowl.

How to make a “Cremat”

Make some black coffee and keep it hot. Pour a bottle of rum into a cooking pot with a spoonful of sugar, a piece of cinnamon, a handful of coffee beans and the peel of half a lemon. Heat it up until it is boiling, then pour it slowly into the “Cremat Bowl” and, with a match, set light to it and keep spooning to keep the flames alive until half the rum has burnt away. Put out the flames, the best way being to cover it with a large tin lid. Finally, add the coffee which is still hot, put it into the cups and drink it. To add the final party touch, sing while you are spooning the flames!