Croustade irons have been used for years in Scandinavia to make traditional crisp sweet and savoury pastry cups. The tool has now found a following among a new generation of modern British chefs for presenting fresh flavours and textures. To use, a croustade form is dipped in hot oil, then batter, and into hot oil again until golden brown to create shells that will hold a sweet or savoury mixture. The Netherton Foundry croustade batter form is produced on a lathe from a solid aluminium bar, which is hand polished to ensure each shell releases easily. This form is fastened to a durable iron handle with a stainless steel bolt and encased with British oak and brass fixings. See how a croustade made using this iron here.
Why we love it
'Fun to use and has taken my dinner parties to the next level.'
Specifications & Care
|Capacity||Makes a croustade shell: Diameter 3cm X D 2cm|
|Care||Clean by hand; full instructions included with product|
|Country of Origin||UK|
|Material||Aluminium, iron, British oak|
|Warranty||2 years domestic use, in accordance with manufacturer's instructions|
About The Brand
Netherton Foundry is a small-scale, family-run workshop based in Shropshire that makes cookware using time-honoured methods and materials. Their pots, pans, and select bakeware are made by turning whole plates of raw black iron on a lathe (which is from the 1930s) and shaping them with rods—an industrial process that gives their products an unparalleled lightness while preserving all the advantages of cast iron cookware, such as heat retention and durability. All their cookware is thoroughly pre-seasoned with flax oil for a natural easy-release finish.Shop Netherton Foundry