• prep time15 min
  • total time 75 min
  • serves 4

These rum-scented, fluted petits fours are a famous Bordeaux treat.

52 Ratings
Directions for: Canneles


1 cup milk

2 Tbsp butter

½ cup flour

½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ Tbsp rum


1. Bring the milk and butter to the boil together in a saucepan.

2. Stir the flour and sugar together in a bowl. Beat the egg and yolk together in a cup, then stir it into the flour mixture.

3. Next, add the hot milk mixture, whisking smooth. The batter should be thin and lump-free, like crêpe batter.

4. Stir in the vanilla and rum. Cover the batter and let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

5. Pour the batter into a mini bundt pan.

6. Heat the oven to 450°F/230°C. Bake the cannelés 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F/180°C and continue baking until dark brown, 45 minutes to an hour. The cakes are meant to be quite dark on the outside. Unmould, and cool before serving.

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