The word is from French ramequin, originally a cheese- or meat-based dish baked in a small mold. The French word comes from early modern Flemish rammeken, which meant 'toast' or 'roasted minced meat'. Ramekins are often built to withstand high temperatures, as they are frequently used in ovens, or in the case of crème brûlée, exposed to the flame of a cooking torch.
What can you make with ramekins?
Use it to make crème brûlées! Quite frankly crème brûlée are not that complex. It is basically just heavy cream, vanilla, and egg yolk. Alternatively, if you are looking to make molten lava cake, you'll need egg, chocolate square, flour, butter, and sugar. Essentially, a molten lava cake is an under cooked cake. Whereby the outside is cooked and the inside is runny.
These ramekins make a great gift to those who enjoy baking or otherwise interested in making baking their hobby.