Specifically, I want one like they make at Boulettes Larder in San Francisco. But where is the closest equivalent in D.C.? I have to admit, I haven't seen a canelé around these parts.
Help me out here, Y&H Nation.
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Trader Joe's has pretty decent caneles in the freezer section.
Trader Joe's is that one rolls in DC?
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Haven't seen any canelé in DC except for Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's are nothing like home made ones. They are really easy to make and silicone molds do produce a pretty good crust and inside texture. I will not debate that traditional copper molds produce awesome canelés but I don't have the patience to deal with beeswax and temperamental molds. I'm happy to share my recipe for them if you are feeling adventurous and want to try your hand at making them. Btw, Pierre Hermé's are much better than Ladurée's.
Sol Schott makes them every day; you can find them at Tryst.
You can find Caneles in the DC area. I had seen some on a Farmers Market (Bethesda, I think) but you can get them at Smack! http://canelesdc.com , they're delicious!
There is a sandwich shop near 14th and New York Ave NW which sells these. The shop is halfway down the block on the south side of New York Ave between 14th and 15th St.