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Aug 21, 2011 09:12 AM

looking for canele or canelle in LA

I can't seem to find any recent discussion on this but anyone knows where to buy freshly baked canele (or canelle), a small French pastry with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust? I've seen them at Surfas but they are frozen.

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  1. I've seen it at Noir Food and Wine in Pasadena.

      1. re: mc michael

        And amazingly it looks like they don't offer their namesake dessert.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I don't know if they still do this....but they used to hand them out as a complimentary parting gift.
          Don't know if you could ask them to make some.

        2. re: mc michael

          They do indeed hand caneles out to you as you leave the restaurant. They are wonderful. (And the restaurant is terrific.)

        3. I've had them at Euro Pane in Pasadena. Delicious. Not sure if they have them regularly tho.

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          1. re: trolley

            Euro Pane's are delicious... only available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays... get there before noon or they're gone.

            Canele in Atwater on Glendale Blvd also serves them.

          2. At Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine.

            Layer Cake Bakery
            4250 Barranca Pkwy Suite 1, Irvine, CA 92604

            1. I know they had them at Frances Bakery downtown last time I was there. Haven't tried them though, so can't vouch for how good they are.