Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Let’s have Canelés! And let’s do yoga on a plane!

Another treat from France today!  Our colleague prepared some Canelés for us.  It sounds a little like cannolis but they are different! According to Wikipedia, a canelé is a small French pastry with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. It takes the shape of small, striated cylinder approximately five centimeters in height and is a specialty of the Bordeaux region of France. It can often be found in Parisian pâtisseries as well. Made from egg, sugar, milk and flour flavored with rum and vanilla, the custard batter is baked in a fluted mold.
How about some canalés?
Creative with the shapes!
Although there is normally a specific shape, our friend used differing types to give us an assortment of shapes. 
This is the classic shape!
But we added a round!
And a heart shaped one is always special!
These were indeed small, very moist and tender with a vanilla eggy taste. Rum was supposed to be included but there was none at bake time so we did without.  They were very tasty and much appreciated. We are always happy to have our cake hour horizons broadened with something nouveau et différent!
Happy to get to know Canéles!
Another or our esteemed colleagues is on the way to Japan.  In order to minimize jet lag and stay healthy, one should be allowed to practice yoga on the plane.  Why there are at least 13 various positions that could easily be done in the aisle of the plane.  Can you imagine but oh would we like to see this!! However, as far fetched as it may sound, there might be something to it!
If you can't trust the NY Times, whom can you trust?

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