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ISO Caneles in Napa or Sonoma Valley

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Carbear99 Apr 16, 2009 08:59 PM

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

Thanks!

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  1. wolfe RE: Carbear99 Apr 17, 2009 01:18 AM

    I assume you are excepting Trader Joe's which are OK if you heat them up a little.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5926...

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      Carbear99 RE: wolfe Apr 17, 2009 04:58 PM

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

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      Spatlese RE: Carbear99 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.

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        TropiCal RE: Carbear99 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 RE: Carbear99 Apr 17, 2009 11:37 PM

          Here's a sighting in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) in 2006.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/45135
          You might want to call the bakery to see if they're still available.

          1. Melanie Wong RE: Carbear99 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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              wally RE: Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2013 09:35 PM

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

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                Melanie Wong RE: wally 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.

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                  wally RE: Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2013 09:59 PM

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

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                    Melanie Wong RE: wally 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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