Dessert & Baked Goods » Canelés
The creamy rum and vanilla-flavored batter for these individual French pastries must be chilled 24 hours. Worth it! The cold custard is baked in classic cylinder shapes that yield a darkly caramelized crust and tender center. Well-seasoned molds are helpful, but if you don't have beautiful heavy copper molds such as those Eliot Morgan owns, copper-plated tin or silicone can be used. The incredible flavors and contrast in textures are why Parisian patisseries have been driven to perfect this specialty since the 18th century.