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Apr 16, 2009 08:59 PM

ISO Caneles in Napa or Sonoma Valley

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


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  1. 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

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

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

        1. 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. 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

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

              1. re: wally

                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

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

                  1. re: wally

                    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.