Very excited to kick off my first post for French Fridays. When I pre-purchased Baking Chez Moi and perused the free preview recipes I was instantly drawn to the canèlles. Batter that needs to rest and creates a mixture of textures and flavors yet involves simple ingredients is about as French as you can get.
The recipe requires a special mold that’s traditionally made out of copper and requires the use of beeswax. I went for the modern silicone version which was pretty cheap and easy to order online.
I absolutely love that you make the batter ahead of time for this recipe. So often baking requires perfect timing and this gives some wiggle room.
The only downside to making these is the appearance. The dark brown/black exterior of the unmolded canelles would make you think that they are burnt instead of a carmel crunchy exterior to a chewy and moist sweet treat. Once I assured my husband that the black exterior was normal he taste tested and loved it.
Overall I think these are quite lovely and a perfect compliment to some very strong tea or coffee.