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Canelés
updated: Dec 30, 2013, 8:28 PM

Do any bakeries in Santa Barbara sell canelés?


Places People Are Talking About:

Anderson'sEuropean Deli MarketRenaud's
Via MaestraWhole Foods

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 481395P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-30 08:59 PM

Try Andersens 1106 State St, Santa Barbara (805) 962-5085. They're THE BEST bakery in Santa Barbara and as good as everything looks - it tastes far better.

 

 COMMENT 481402P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-30 10:49 PM

I googled this and I still have absolutely no idea what "canales" are. They seem to be Mexican, in which case I'm sure Anderson's wouldn't know what you're talking about. What, please, are canales?

 

 COMMENT 481405P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 04:19 AM

I assumed they misspelled Cannoli, which are Italian pastries. Although Andersen's specializes in Danish pastries, they offer many pastries similar to Cannoli, I figured it was a good place to start.

 

 COMMENT 481406P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 06:02 AM

Per Wikipedia: "A canelé is a small French pastry with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. The dessert, which is in the shape of small, striated cylinder approximately two inches in height, is a specialty of the Bordeaux region of France but can often be found in Parisian pâtisseries as well."

 

 COMMENT 481412 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 06:52 AM

Cannelés bordelais require much attention during baking and ought to be served soon after they come out of the oven. The outside should be crunchy, while the inside remains "fondant."

Making them at home in the proper baking tin is your best bet.

 

 COMMENT 481413 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 06:53 AM

Whole foods has them.

 

 COMMENT 481416 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 07:05 AM

For any French baked good, Renauds!!

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 07:23 AM

I am glad I wasn't the only one who didn't know what this was. lol

 

 COMMENT 481434 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 07:58 AM

Renauds doesn't have them.

 

 COMMENT 481435 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:06 AM

Via Maestra in Loreto Plaza Annex on State St.

 

 COMMENT 481437 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:09 AM

The Sportsman

 

 COMMENT 481438 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:10 AM

Try :
1. Via Maestra 42 at 3343 State Street in Santa Barbara, 805-569-6522 (next to post office in Loreta Plaza)
and
2. European Deli Market at 4422 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110, 805-964-6600 (where State Street becomes Hollister and just above intersection with Modoc Rd.)
Both have excellent pastry and grocery items.

 

 COMMENT 481442 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:34 AM

how are they different from a Cannoli? They are spelled similarly, so I imagine the French took the concept from the Italians, or vice versa?

 

 COMMENT 481446 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:57 AM

442--different pastries altogether. Cannoli are thin rolled and fried pastries, filled with a cold pastry cream. CA-runch!

Caneles are made by baking a rich batter in a mold, and the outside becomes crusty and buttery, the inside creamy. They are not 'filled', as Cannoli are.
"Canelés (alternate spelling: cannelés) are made from a batter that resembles a crepe batter. It is poured into copper molds of a special cylinder shape (sort of like a short section of a Roman tower) and baked at a high temperature until a very caramelized crust develops, hiding and protecting a moist, tender and slightly chewy heart."
--from the blog 'Zucchini and Chocolate'

*** OP: If you find some caneles, please let us know how you like them! ***

 

 COMMENT 481447 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 08:58 AM

@481442 They couldn't be farther from a cannoli. Totally different product.

 

 COMMENT 481456 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 09:21 AM

I looked it up too and it's a very complex pastry to make...takes several DAYS and has to be watched and fooled with while baking. So I doubt anyone is going to have a bunch in a bakery case--too delicate and, with all the time and energy involved, too labor intensive. I would expect your best chance would be a French restaurant that served other time consuming and delicate desserts, like harlequin souffle. Nobody here in SB, unless you know someone whose mom or grandma is from Bordeaux and is willing to whip some up for you.

 

 COMMENT 481461 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 09:44 AM

Cannele are not THAT difficult to fabricate & bake but they do take more effort than scones and muffins. I'm hoping the French Press Bakery will take these on because they are a real special treat. Andersen's makes an entirely different type of (delicious!!) baked goods -Danish/Viennese rather than French (Renaud's) or (Ameican?)Jeannine's.....

 

 COMMENT 481476 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 10:54 AM

When in doubt - Twinkies satisfy!

 

 COMMENT 481488 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 11:42 AM

481402P

If you google canales in order to find out what canelés are, you're likely to be disappointed with the results.

 

 COMMENT 481522 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 02:11 PM

@446 and @447 - Thank you for the info! I stand enlightened on the differences.

I wonder if Julia Child has a good recipe?? She was great at taking the complex out of French complexity.

 

 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 05:09 PM

Hey OP! Are you a Serious Eats reader, or is this just coincidence?! Photo in third slide:

http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2013/12/the-best-sweets-we-ate-in-december-slideshow.html#show-374450

 

 COMMENT 481584P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-31 05:34 PM

When I was five, our entire family was food poisoned when we feasted on cannoli that (unknown to us) had already been saved from a wedding the day prior and left unrefrigerated before being re-served to us. Many, many decades later and I still can't look a cannoli in the eye.

 

 

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