Saturday, June 20, 2009

Faux Canneles

We went to Portland recently and visited the bakery 'St. Honore'. They had some good looking stuff in their pastry case including a cannele, which I have to admit I had never had before. So I got one. They are really good. A mix of burnt sugar and rum and balled up in this dense yet moist cakey type thing. I wanted to try and make one. The only thing is they have this swanky mold they use, which I don't have. Nevertheless, as I'm not French and don't really have any attachment to having my cannele in the proper mold (so I used cupcake tins). I used the great recipe for 'Canneles Pretenders' of Tartelettes blog

They turned out really well.
Also, strawberries are seriously good right now, and so is I thought I would combine the beautifully tasty (remember burnt sugar and rum) with the sweet tart of strawberries and rhubarb. They paired surprisingly well!


Snooky doodle said...

I ve never tried cannelles but you surely made me crave them. This dessert looks decadent :)

Amara said...

I've seen those on a couple blogs and have been wanting to try them ever since. They sound so delicious. I'm guilty of coveting the molds, but they cost so much! It seems like all the ridges might add something to the texture though, under the right conditions. There's some sort of tradition of greasing the molds with bee's wax for the perfect crust.

Who knows though. Looks tasty and whatever the shape a cannele in the hand trumps any hold food tradition has on me!