These ramekins are smaller than I thought - not big enough for a dessert, and the sides are not tall enough to bake in. I got 2 sets so I can used them for company dinners and make-ahead desserts, so I am disappointed. They are not porcelain. One has already chipped after very little use. I put one set in a charity box and will use the others for things like herbed butter, horseradish, etc.