Dessert for Munchkins?

Heading down to Wilmington this week with the whole fam damily to celebrate the 13th birthday of my niece’s older daughter (what would that make her to me, still a niece, but once removed?), I did buy a fun assortment of baking vessels at Sur La Table.

One is a canelé mold, as described by Sur La Table.


NEW A culinary tradition from the Bordeaux region of France, this mold creates delicious canelé bordelais—a rich, egg-based cake that is baked at a high temperature until it develops a crunchy caramelized crust. These cakes are wonderful for breakfast and make an impressive finish to a special meal. The nonstick coating creates an easy release for this baked delicacy.
Did I know what a canelé was? Nope. Did I think it was cute? Yep. Did I wonder why it was only $8.00? Yes, but apparently not long enough to figure out why, until it arrived. 🙂
You see, I was supposed to buy many of them, maybe four, or six, or eight, but not knowing what I didn’t know, I thought one was just enough to add to the other specialty bakeware I got (and like!)
When I opened the box and this fell out, I assumed it was part of another item, maybe one of the bundt pans. Then I started laughing. It’s going back today.

5 thoughts on “Dessert for Munchkins?

  1. “The daughter of one’s niece or nephew is traditionally referred to as either a grand niece or great niece. Both are widely considered correct, as the child is one additional step removed from the individual in question. ”

    I’d stick to calling her by name and hoping you won’t be asked her relationship.

    I don’t bake but my daughter-in-law is of French heritage and bakes good custardy things all the time. I know she has a canele six-mold made out of silicone.

    1. Okay, mmmmmmmmmm. Gee, I lived in Paris and French speaking Switzerland and don’t remember eating one canelé. I did see that Beeswax was a suggested additional purchase with the mold.
      When I called SlaT to get permission to return it, I gave the agent a good Monday morning laugh when I explained what I did.

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