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also ram·e·quin  (răm′ĭ-kĭn)
1. A small ceramic bowl used for baking and serving.
2. A dish made with cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs or unsweetened puff pastry, baked and served in such a bowl.

[French ramequin, perhaps from Dutch dialectal rammeken, toasted bread, or from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram, cream (from Middle Low German rōme).]


(ˈræmɪkɪn) or


1. (Cookery) a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
2. (Cookery) the container itself
[C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin]


or ram•e•quin

(ˈræm ɪ kɪn)

1. a portion of food, esp. a cheese preparation, baked and served in an open dish.
2. the dish itself.
[1700–10; < French ramequin < dial. Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramekin - a cheese dish made with egg and bread crumbs that is baked and served in individual fireproof dishes
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
2.ramekin - a small fireproof dish used for baking and serving individual portions
dish - a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"


[ˈræmɪkɪn] n (also ramekin dish) → ramequin m


n (Cook)
kleiner Käseauflauf
(also ramekin dish)Auflaufförmchen nt
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Pour a quarter of the caramel into each blini pan or ramekin then quickly, while the caramel is still hot, place three plum halves, cut side down, into the caramel.
10 Roll out dough again and top each ramekin with a layer of dough.
Lightly butter six ramekin dishes and sprinkle with the two tablespoons of sugar.
Run your finger around the rim of each ramekin to create a small groove round the top.
Carefully crack an egg into a small dish, then tip into the ramekin.
Spoon two tomatoes and some juices into each ramekin.
The cozy first course was a deceptively simple one: eggs baked in a ramekin with red wine, bacon and onions.
Line a ramekin with kitchen roll and once the chips are cooked, stack them in the ramekin.
Then dust each ramekin (we'll call them that for simplicity) with cocoa powder, pouring away any excess into the next one.
4 Sprinkle the sugar over the chilled yogurt in each ramekin and then place under the grill for 1-2 minutes, until the sugar melts and caramelises.
Stir with long-handled spoon to incorporate, then pour or spoon some of the caramel into bottom of each ramekin, dividing evenly.