Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
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Last modified on: December 16th 2012

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For 20 Cannelés, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 10 Cannelés 20 Cannelés 40 Cannelés 60 Cannelés
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1 day 19 min.1 hour 10 min.1 day 1 hour 29 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Put 500 ml whole milk, 60 g butter, 1 vanilla pod and 100 g caster sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Put 2 Eggs, 1 egg yolk, 125 g flour and 125 g caster sugar into a bowl.

Mix with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Add 2 tablespoons rum and beat again.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Pour the contents of the bowl into the saucepan.

Stage 5 - 1 day
Beat to mix well.

The batter is ready. Cover and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours.

This resting time is very important for the recipe to work properly.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
After this time, a skin may have formed on the top. Beat to mix once again.

Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Divide the batter evenly between the moulds. Be careful not to fill them more than 3/4 full, as the cannelés will rise during cooking.

Stage 8 - 1 hour
Bake for one hour (the time will depend on your oven), until the cannelés are nicely browned on the outside but still soft in the middle.
You can replace the rum with another flavouring of your choice.
A few days in an airtight tin.
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Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,424 Kcal or 10,149 Kj52 gr336 gr86 gr
121 %20 %32 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
228 Kcal or 955 Kj5 gr32 gr8 gr
11 %2 %3 %1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
121 Kcal or 507 Kj3 gr17 gr4 gr
6 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 Cannelés : 4.65 €
  • Per Cannelés : 0.23 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris flan filling, Chocolate rice pudding, Naan, Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Cramique, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach and Comté Loaf, Checkerboard biscuits, Plum and hazelnut crumble, Mascarpone fondant with two lemons, Fillets of sole meunière, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Angevin plum pâté, Nanou's apple and almond cake, French Family Cake, Profiteroles, Caramelised walnuts, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pavlova, Green bean purée, Soft apple cookies, Chocolate cake, Little caramelized peach tarts, ... All
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