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Jun 11, 2011 12:23 PM


Where in Toronto could I find silicone molds to make the ''Cannelés bordelais''? Thanks !

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  1. gonna say... Tap Phong? Or that supply store in the middle of SLM. Good bets, though I've never specifically looked for or seen the moulds. Nella might be a good place to call too.

    also: - didn't see it there on a quick pass, but there's a lot of stuff in there.

    edit: Ah ha!

    ...I really shouldn't browse that website. I get too many ideas.

    Tap Phong
    360 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

    1. Just be aware that you won't get the lovely golden brown crust on your canneles using silicone molds that you would using copper molds.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        An ebay vendor said theirs would give you the crust, but I wouldn't bet my money on that.

        But is it possible to unmold them and bake them again to get the crust?

        1. re: Teep

          silicone is synonymous with lack of browning, so i sincerely doubt it as well. to try to do it without the mould would end up with something likely dried out and unevenly darkened but not necessarily crusty. the even heat transfer of the copper mould is what makes it happen so effectively... plus they might just collapse upon themselves.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess

            Chez pim wrote a beautiful article about silicone molds, the picture alone is worth reading.


            1. re: justto

              Great link! Love Chez Pim. Thanks Justto!

              1. re: justto

                she did a good job there with her testing. i am pretty impressed with the browning she got though, wouldn't have expected that!

                1. re: pinstripeprincess

                  okay - I am inspired... where can I find beeswax in the city? Would a bulk barn have it?

                  1. re: Apple

                    Most farmers market vendor that sell honey should carry them. If you don't see them, ask the vendor, they might have it behind their display.

                    I bought some at Wychwood Barns before.

        2. Just FYI, there are several threads on canelés. My involvement started with the link below, and it grew to more threads. It was a long, frustrating process, but we finally managed to get it right.

          Here's a link to the cheapest source I have found for the copper moulds. They also carry the silicone ones.