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ISO Caneles in Napa or Sonoma Valley

Carbear99 Apr 16, 2009 08:59 PM

Has anyone spotted Caneles recently in the Napa or Sonoma Valley... Would love to find some!


  1. wolfe Apr 17, 2009 01:18 AM

    I assume you are excepting Trader Joe's which are OK if you heat them up a little.

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    1. re: wolfe
      Carbear99 Apr 17, 2009 04:58 PM

      That's right, I would like to find a bakery that makes them, not trader joes.

    2. s
      Spatlese Apr 17, 2009 06:37 PM

      Only been to Bouchon Bakery once, so I don't remember if they made them or not - but they'd probably be a good place to check.

      1. t
        TropiCal Apr 17, 2009 06:44 PM

        I remember seeing them at Bouchon. Didn't buy them as had eyes for macarons that day.

        1. Melanie Wong Apr 17, 2009 11:37 PM

          Here's a sighting in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) in 2006.
          You might want to call the bakery to see if they're still available.

          1. Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2013 07:08 PM

            Caneles are a relatively recent addition to the repertoire of Healdsburg's Downtown Bakery & Creamery. The shape is a little different.

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            1. re: Melanie Wong
              wally Jun 2, 2013 09:35 PM

              How are they? I frankly miss Boulette's. I was eating 1 a week.

              1. re: wally
                Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2013 09:47 PM

                I got this one at the end of the day at the half-price sale. The flavor is very good. But the crust is on the thin side and had softened up by then, maybe better earlier in the day. OTOH, it's the only canele available for miles, I think.

                1. re: Melanie Wong
                  wally Jun 2, 2013 09:59 PM

                  Thanks, maybe my mother-in-law needs to learn about these. She has never had one.

                  1. re: wally
                    Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2013 10:03 PM

                    Be sure to alert her to how wet (sort of like a fresh popover) the interior will be. I've seen some people wrinkle their noses in disgust thinking caneles are raw inside.

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