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Canelé Bordelais? Canelé de Bordeaux? Anyone got a recipe?

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Canelé Bordelais? Canelé de Bordeaux? Anyone got a recipe?

Katerina | Aug 15, 2002 06:44 PM

I fell in love with a canelé mold. It happened to me before with the madeleine (it's been a steady relationship for a few years now), and I just can't be happy until I've tried to make one (or six). But I don't have a recipe. Supposedly there's one in the July/August edition of Food Arts, but I don't know where to get a hold of that. Library?

For those of you who don't know what a canelé is, it's an incredibly cute, medieval looking little sponge cake/cookie that looks like a steep-sided charlotte with fluted sides, or (to me at least) like those plastic molds we used to make "cakes" in the sand pit when I was very, very young. The cookie is quite small and usually brown, with a crunch to the exterior; the flavor is vanilla-y. It seems related to the madeleine, and it's a specialty of the Bordeaux region. I never ate one; this is just what I've read.

I found some French sites with recipes but they were too vague and also, the Google translator just didn't do such a great job this time.

Any help will be appreciated.

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