5 gifts for people who like to bake

’Tis the season to give great gifts.

This Christmas, present bakers with a casserole dish, enroll them in a croissant-making class or purchase something they can use like a recipe book. Some of the following five gifts are local, so you can go get them now (and browse for other gifts) or order others online.

Chocolate spread: Whether you bake bread or batches of sugar cookies, sweeten things up with Xocolatl 's chocolate hazelnut spread, made with ha​zelnuts, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa powder, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla bean and sea salt. $18.

99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-604-9642, xocolatlchocolate.com .

Pie plate: Serving guests dessert can be as easy as pie — literally — with a wooded pie plate from American Heirloom . It's available in maple or walnut wood, and can also be personalized with custom engraving. $48.

American Heirloom, aheirloom.com .

Casserole dish: Dish it. For a casserole dish with cover that evenly bakes and keeps food warm, consider this three-quart Elodie designed one from Stoneware & Co. Available at Southern Kitchen , it features a secured, upturned lid and handles, and is perfect for serving up to eight people, depending on the dish. $95.

Southern Kitchen, southernkitchen.com .

Baker’s cookbook: Baking often requires precision, and even the slightest recipe departure can turn a good dish into a disaster. Thankfully, no one has to worry about that with the Meyer’s Bakery recipe book by Claus Meyer, which features 80 recipes ranging from bagels to baguettes and scones to pretzels. $16.49.

Amazon, amazon.com .

Culinary class: Learn to make croissants like classic, Parisian ham and cheese as well as cinnamon and sugar in the Croissants from Scratch class at Sur La Table from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13, 2018. Participants will work in small, hands-on groups and be able to taste generous portions of each dish. A place in the kitchen is $69. Registration required.

Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-973-3371, surlatable.com .



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