Feb 27, 2012
At the recent Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock, Angela Buller discovered a Canele, and thought it matched our Fine Old Tokay beautifully. See her comments below.
Wikipedia describes a Canele as;
"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 patisseries as well. Made from egg, sugar, milk and flour flavored with rum and vanilla, the custard batter is baked in a mold, giving the canelé a caramelized crust and custard-like inside."
I have just found these Canele's, Cenele's you will have to excuse my pronunciation, I have no idea how to say it.
It's kind of a cake with a creme brulee filling, which I am having with our Fine Old Tokay. The subtly of the pastry works really well with the honey and lighter notes of the Tokay.