French Traditional Pastries
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The Canelé de Bordeaux
6 for $18
A canelé is a small French pastry to die for. Traditionally flavored with rum and vanilla but now with a variety of flavors. What we love about it is the contrast between the inside and the outside texture. It has a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. It takes the shape of small, striated cylinder up to five centimeters in height with a depression at the top. Before consuming your canelé, be sure to heat it up in the oven at 425 degrees for 8 minutes, let it cool off and then enjoy as a dessert, with tea or coffee.
The madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France.
Madeleines are small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. They make the perfect tea cake.
We make traditional vanilla and lemon madeleines but we have our take on it as well. Ask us about our whole wheat madeleines, with raw sugar and if you wish flavoured with maple syrup. They are scrumptious.
9 for $18
A financier (formerly known as a visitandine) is a small French almond cake, flavoured with beurre noisette, baked in a rectangular mold. Light and moist with a crisp, eggshell-like exterior, the traditional financier also contains egg whites, almond flour, and powdered sugar.
Originally made by the Visitandine order of nuns in the Middle Ages, the financier was popularized in the nineteenth century. The name financier is said to derive from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. According to another tradition, the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding the Paris stock exchange, as the cake could easily be stored in the pocket for long periods without being damaged.