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Oct 10, 2010 06:09 AM

Where can I buy Canneles in NYC

I discovered these little goodness while I was in South of France not too long ago, although supposedly, they are originally from Bordeaux region. Where can I buy them in NYC?
I heard they are pretty tricky to make and not too many chefs know how to make them properly.

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  1. I've had good ones from Balthazar and {Petrossian.

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    1. re: daveena

      oh, didn't know Balthazar sold canneles...great..thanks.

    2. I'm picking them up tomorrow at their UES office but the NY Times' Style section written about Les Canelés de Celine a few days ago:

      Will inform if it's good or not.


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      1. re: chocokitty

        Great, Please let us know how they are...I wonder how big they are. If it's $1 for a piece, doesn't seem so bad as I paid a euro for a piece in France...but the one in France was quite big.

        1. re: Monica

          I picked up both their financiers and canelés this afternoon (I bought the gift pack sets; some for myself and a few for a few friends).

          The canelés were about bite sized, say 1.5 inches in height by 1.25 inches in diameter. As a woman who has a really bad sweet tooth, I can easily polish off a bag (of 6) in a sitting. They were very good. The canelés have a moist, somewhat creamy, custardy interior. The crust has a nice caramel flavor. If I have reheated this in the oven for a few minutes (I didn't because I'm impatient), the crust would be crisper.

          Hope this helps.

          1. re: chocokitty

            great, i will have to go and pick one up too. Too bad they are too small.
            Would you ever attempt to make them at home?
            How were the financiers?

            btw, love your blog...or website.

            1. re: Monica

              Thanks for the compliment! (re: about my blog/site)

              I might attempt to make the caneles someday. I just need to find a place that sells the copper molds without the hefty price tag.

              The financiers were good. They're moist, buttery, has a delicate sugar crust on the top and it's not terribly sweet (which is a great thing). Again, these are bite sized.