One Word Sunday
May 2019 - Bordeaux France
When it comes to pastry, you cannot get more "classic French" than cannelés (pronounced "can-eh-lay"), also spelled canelés. They come from the Bordeaux region of France, where they are a regional pride.
A canelé is a small French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. It takes the shape of a small, striated cylinder up to five centimeters in height with a depression at the top.