Today’s French cannelé recipe comes with a story, compliments of Thad Jones. Canneles are one of our favorite snacks, and even though were trying to live clean and healthy, they occasionally find their way into our diets. What can I say? They’re well worth the sugar hangover.
Walnut brown, caramelized, creamy bread pudding, fully nomable… it’s a cannelé and it’s calling my and Steph’s names. We try very hard to resist, but I’m always the first one to give in when we’re near a certain San Francisco pâtisserie. Cannelés are super special to us since we can’t find them in the East Bay (if you know of any, please leave a comment!), so when the stars align we decide to make the journey across the bay, braving the infamous Bay Bridge traffic that generally keeps us from traveling into the city. That’s how devoted we are to these little bite sized pieces of heaven; we find them at La Boulange in Hayes Valley, just north of Market Street. [Read more...]