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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. 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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    1. re: andytee

      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

        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.

        1. re: andytee

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

          1. re: philbkr

            when in doubt look to google:
            http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/gu...

            1. re: andytee

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

              1. re: andytee

                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

            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.

            1. re: mjoyous

              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.