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looking for canele or canelle in LA

fdb Aug 21, 2011 09:12 AM

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.

  1. SilverlakeGirl Nov 27, 2011 07:42 AM

    The last time I checked, they were offered at LAMill.

    1. mnosyne Nov 26, 2011 04:24 PM

      Bruno at Le Saint Amour is making them on the weekends.

      Le Saint Amour
      9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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        foodiemahoodie Nov 23, 2011 12:53 AM

        Maison Giraud in the Palisades have them. Same pastry chef as Anisette so they're going to be great.

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          iOnLa Aug 26, 2011 03:18 PM

          Surfa's cafe has them freshly baked. They never make it home.

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            budlit Aug 23, 2011 07:39 AM

            I used to get them at La Brea Bakery.

            La Brea Bakery
            624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. doraxkishi Aug 22, 2011 11:25 PM

              Hotcakes Bakes in Culver City has them...In regular and mini sizes. The owner (who was featured on Food Network a couple times) is French and she seems to be quite proud of them!


              Hotcakes Bakes
              4119 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                foodiemahoodie Aug 22, 2011 11:00 PM

                Rockenwagners bakery. And they're great.

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                1. re: foodiemahoodie
                  foodiemahoodie Aug 23, 2011 08:32 PM

                  Skip that. They are not at Rockenwagners. I had a memory of having them there, but in fact it was someplace else. Now I'm totally jonesing for them....

                2. wutzizname Aug 22, 2011 09:16 PM

                  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.


                  1. Das Ubergeek Aug 22, 2011 02:13 PM

                    At Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine.

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

                    1. trolley Aug 21, 2011 04:17 PM

                      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
                        mrshankly Aug 23, 2011 08:10 AM

                        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.

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                        mc michael Aug 21, 2011 01:20 PM

                        Hmmmm? http://www.canele-la.com/

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                        1. re: mc michael
                          ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 01:35 PM

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

                          1. re: ipsedixit
                            perk Aug 21, 2011 01:47 PM

                            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
                            Tom P Aug 21, 2011 03:21 PM

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

                          3. ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 12:25 PM

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

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