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French Cannelés

French Cannelés


  • 500 ml milk (2cups)
  • 4 egg yolk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g white sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 50g brown sugar ( 1/4cup)
  • 150g flour (1 + 1/4 cup)
  • 50g butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 (or 3) tbsp of Rum

French Cannelés are a small treat from South West of France, with a caramelized crust, a soft center and a touch of rum 🙂 It takes a bit of time to make (mostly to rest) but it’s totally worth it!

French Cannelés

Prep : 10 min | Rest: 24h | Cooking: 1h | 15 to 20 Cannelés

*I use silicone mold cuz it’s cheaper 🙂


  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan and fluff your vanilla pod. Closes with a lid.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar and then add the flour. Mix everything with a spatula.
  3. Then add the butter in cubes & pinch of salt in the pan where there is milk, bring everything to a boil.
  4. Pour this preparation bit by bit in your bowl, mixing well with the spatula.
  5. Film your preparation let cool for at least 24 hours in the fridge.
  6. The next day, butter your cannelés mold, and place them in the freezer.
  7. Take out your cannelé dough out of the fridge, add the rum and let it sit at room temperature.
  8. Preheat your oven to 220°C/430°F.
  9. When the oven is hot, fill your cannelés mold with your preparation (max 3/4 of the mold not more)
  10. Cook for 20 min at 220°C/430°F then lower the temperature to 180°C/355°F and leave to cook for another 45 min.
  11. When your cannelés are cooked take them out of the oven, let them cool and remove from the mold.
  12. Put them in the fridge and Bon appétit!
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