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The Canelé

THIS DESSERT IS THE GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTY FROM BORDEAUX, AND IT IS SO PARTICULAR, THAT MANY LOVE IT AND OTHERS NOT SO MUCH.



That happens with canelé, when you try it you love it, or maybe you get disenchanted. What is certain is that it is the most famous and iconic gastronomic specialty of Bordeaux. A traditional recipe with a lot of history.


THE CANELÉ, CONTRARY TO WHAT MANY PEOPLE THINK BY ITS NAME, DOES NOT HAVE CINNAMON.”

Its origin dates back to the 16th century when a community of nuns were looking for leftover flour and sugar to make something to eat for the poor people. In addition, as the Bordeaux wine tradition meant that many egg whites were used for filtering the wine, there were many yolks left over, which also reached the convents; so by putting these ingredients together, the canelé was born.


Over time, canelé reaches the mouths of the bourgeoisie, who modify the recipe to make it more appropriate to their palates, adding slightly finer ingredients such as rum and vanilla. As you can see, the canelé does not have cinnamon; its name comes from the molds that have "channels" and give it this special shape.


The most famous places to try Canelé:


Canelés Baillardran


It is perhaps the most famous canelés chain and also the most publicized. It has numerous points of sale in Bordeaux, especially in the most strategic places in the historic center. It should be noted that here the canelés are a little more expensive than in other places. But yes, the presentation is very good.


La Toque Cuivreé


It can be the second chain in presence and in importance. We particularly recommend it more because it seems to us that the flavor of the canelés is better and without a doubt the price is also better, since you can get canelés from around 50 cents, so try the smallest ones first, and if you love them, continue with other sizes.


Cassonade


It is a "patiserie" that has become very famous in Bordeaux because for many people, here you find the best canelés in the city. it is very well located right next to the Great Bell Gate. Her comments and her great rating make us recommend her without a doubt.



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