Canelés de Bordeaux recipe

Canelés de Bordeaux

Canelés de Bordeaux are delicious French pastries that originated in the Bordeaux region in France. These petite cake-like treats have a crunchy caramelized crust on the outside and a soft and custardy center on the inside. They are perfect as a dessert for special occasions or even as a petit four for afternoon tea.

Recipe for Canelés de Bordeaux

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Potassium: 36mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 3%
  • Iron: 2%

Ingredients (makes 12 canelés)

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
  • Butter and flour for preparing the molds


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, vanilla extract, and salt together over medium-low heat until it just begins to steam. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and egg. Gradually whisk in the flour and sugar until well combined.
  3. While whisking constantly, gradually pour in the warm milk mixture and melted butter, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Stir in the rum (if using), then cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 24 hours or up to 48 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter and flour canelé molds, then place the molds on a baking sheet.
  6. Stir the chilled batter before pouring into the molds, filling them about 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the canelés are dark brown and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
  8. Remove the canelés from the molds while still warm and let cool on a wire rack. Serve the canelés at room temperature or slightly warm.

Cooking Time:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes

Additional Notes:

For best results, it is recommended to use copper canelé molds. However, silicone molds can also be used. The canelés can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Makes 12 servings.





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