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Canneles. Discuss.

zammdogg Aug 2, 2010 10:56 AM

Hey, all,

Looking for cannelles in the New Haven/Western MA area, am willing to travel. Have you experienced such a delight? What do you think?


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  1. andytee RE: zammdogg Aug 2, 2010 11:56 AM

    They are awesome, the best one I have had in New England might be the one at Crema Cafe in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Had one from a baker at the Brattleboro Farmer's Market two Saturdays ago, not worth the calories.

    I'd love to find something good in Western MA, don't know of any though.

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      zammdogg RE: andytee Aug 2, 2010 02:45 PM

      Bahhh, that's so far! What a shame. Yeah, I'm dying to find some. I know Trader Joe's carries them, but I've never seen them in person.

      1. re: zammdogg
        andytee RE: zammdogg Aug 3, 2010 10:05 AM

        I have my doubts that a Trader Joe's cannelle would impress. I know Cambridge is a trek, but keep those cannelles in mind if you ever have to pahk your cah in Hahvahd Yahd.

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          philbkr RE: andytee Aug 3, 2010 10:29 AM

          Now that's a new one for me--what exactly is a cannelle?

          1. re: philbkr
            andytee RE: philbkr Aug 3, 2010 10:49 AM

            when in doubt look to google:

            1. re: andytee
              andytee RE: andytee Aug 3, 2010 11:32 AM

              or here - http://www.chow.com/stories/12156?tag...

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                philbkr RE: andytee Aug 4, 2010 05:10 AM

                Ah, so it's "cah-ne-lay" (accent on last syllable?). By any name, they look absolutely delicious. Thanks for the enlightenment! (I know about quenelles but cannelles stumped me.)

          2. re: andytee
            mjoyous RE: andytee Aug 4, 2010 05:48 PM

            Am not an aficionado of canneles, but Trader Joe's frozen chocolate croissants are as good as (and I've always thought were the sames as) those sold through Williams Sonoma at about 4 times the price, so maybe their frozen canneles are worth looking into, at least for price and convenience.

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              opinionatedchef RE: mjoyous Jun 15, 2011 07:11 PM

              The Tr Js in the Boston area used to sell chocolate canneles and regular canneles, frozen. When reheated, they were as good as the best i have had (san fran.) but our TrJ don't have them any more. Crispy/crunchy on the outside layer, revealing bready, chewy, slightly baked-pudding like vanilla scented interior. Laborious to make because of long process and need to paraffin-coat the molds.

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