A Little Weekend Drawing

I was going to post a completely different thing this weekend, a dessert inspired by sugar daddy Pierre Herme However, reading the comments from the canneles post on friday I realized that a lot of you had either never had such marvelous little morsels or had tried them a long time ago and were nostalgic about them….So, I came up with a little drawing idea:

I am offering two packages of a dozen each of fresh baked canneles to two gourmands out there. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post and I will draw your name completely at random and ship them to you during the week. To ensure freshness I can only ship within the US and Canada.

Drawing end Monday at 4pm, and the winners will be announced Tuesday or Wednesday. (My mom is coming in town and I might be drowning under chocolate and candy in the meantime)






154 responses to “A Little Weekend Drawing”

  1. Anonymous Avatar

    These look so delicious! But shucks, I live too far away (Hawaii). But thank you for the recipe, I’ll have to try it out one day soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Madame X Avatar
    Madame X

    These sound divine! I’ve never had them or heard of them but can’t wait to introduce my family/friends to them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bettina Avatar

    ooooo canneles! i wouldn’t mind trying them ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. ccr in MA Avatar
    ccr in MA

    Drowning under chocolate and candy sounds fun too! But you do have a knack for food descriptions that intrigue me even when it isn’t something I want to make. Like these little darlings!

  5. Aimรฉe Avatar

    That is so nice of you! I can’t remember ever having canneles and yours would be the prefect first time.

  6. LAmonkeygirl Avatar

    I’ve wanted to try canneles for a long time! Some day, when I have room for an even bigger batterie de cuisine, maybe I can buy some molds and make them myself.

  7. Happy_Dawn Avatar

    I can see why you wanted the mold so much, the shape makes them appear so much like macaroons….attractive. Since I am unfamililar with Canneles, would these be served as cookies or with whip cream as in a butter tart?

  8. noisy penguin Avatar
    noisy penguin

    That is super nice of you! These sound delicious.

  9. Hill. Avatar

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  10. Hill. Avatar

    That is a very generous offer, and they look absolutely delicious!

  11. Lis Avatar

    ME ME ME ME!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  12. Jessica Avatar

    I’ve never even heard of them, and I’d LOVE to try some of yours! Count me in!

  13. Anonymous Avatar

    They look absolutely delicious and beautiful!!!

  14. Anonymous Avatar

    Wow! What a generous offer!

  15. Gigi Avatar

    Wow, what an awesome offer! I’ve never had them before and they sound absolutely divine!

  16. Anonymous Avatar

    These look amazing. I love visiting your blog. You make me feel like I could try to bake anything and be successful!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Amy Jeans

  17. Tammy Avatar

    So nice. Please count me in. Thank you.

  18. Anonymous Avatar

    These canneles are adorable!

  19. Unknown Avatar

    I just *love* the name of these…….and if ya pick me, I am sure I would love the actual taste even more!

  20. Lisa Dunick Avatar
    Lisa Dunick

    Those look wonderful–I wouldn’t mind trying those!

  21. Susan Avatar

    Wow, what a generous offer! Please count me in, I would love to try them.

  22. Polliwog Avatar

    Oh my goodness, Tartelette, please count me in! They just sounded divine when I read the original post about them earlier today. The chance to have some made by none other than you is just too good of an opportunity to pass up. And it’s so generous of you. I hope I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Anonymous Avatar

    yummmmmm. they look good. have never had canneles but would love the opportunity to try them.

  24. Anonymous Avatar

    Your canneles look so perfect. Someday I’ll hope to try some.

  25. Anonymous Avatar

    :::crosses fingers::: Please Please!

  26. hemmafru Avatar

    I can smell them through the screen! Mmmmm…

  27. Jaime Avatar

    how sweet of you! i would be thrilled to be chosen to receive a package of these! i’m so excited! *crossing my fingers*

  28. Miskate Avatar

    ooh, I’d love to try canneles! Count me in for the drawing please.

  29. Lilly Avatar

    I haven’t heard of them either, but they do look scrumptious!

  30. cookworm Avatar

    What a lovely idea to send someone a batch of these! I’ve never had them either, only seen pictures and been intrigued by the inside/outside contrast. Yours look fantastic.

  31. Anonymous Avatar

    Yum, these look so good. Thanks for posting these gorgeous gems on your blog!

  32. MamaB Avatar

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried canneles. They look wonderful.

  33. Merav Avatar

    I’m a faithful reader/college student missing home-cooked goodies. I’ve never tried canneles (not even when I studied abroad in France! Shame!) but they sound wonderful and I’d loooooove some! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Judy Avatar

    Well, short of making them myself, I guess I will throw my toque in the ring. So far, I’ve only found one place in the US that sells the molds. Now that’s a challenge!

  35. Eva Avatar

    What a lovely idea (and mouthwatering pictures).

  36. Talyn Avatar

    It’s unfortunate for me that you have such a lovely blog and so many people are competing for such a lovely prize. If only I were the only one smart enough to love this blog!

  37. katem Avatar

    long-time reader, first-time commenter. Actually looked into trying this recipe, but haven’t had the time yet . . .

  38. Susan @ SGCC Avatar
    Susan @ SGCC

    Ooooh, count me in too! Your canelles look wonderful!

  39. Sarah Avatar

    Oooh, I’d love to enter the drawing, please! Another long time reader first time commentor. I actually was shopping cannelles molds on amazon after your post the other day… I’ve never tried them, either.

  40. Virtual Frolic Avatar
    Virtual Frolic

    I couldn’t resist a chance to try these! When I saw your post, I was thinking I hadn’t had a canneles before! Thank you for being so generous!

  41. Emily Avatar

    mmmm every time i see a blog post about canneles i tell myself i must make them, but alas this has not happened yet. hopefully soon though!!

  42. Anonymous Avatar

    I’d LOVE to try these. they look so amazing, as do everything else on this blog.

  43. Peabody Avatar

    I am so jealous that you own the molds! They are just too darn expensive….someday.

  44. Allison Avatar

    Those look fantastic! I would definitely love to try them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Anonymous Avatar

    it’s incredibly generous and kind of you for offering such goodies! too bad i live way off…..singapore? heard of it? ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. Jerri at Simply Sweet Home Avatar
    Jerri at Simply Sweet Home

    these look great. I’d love to try em.

  47. Anonymous Avatar

    oh wow, i love the canneles from bay bread in san francisco and these ones i had at a bakery in tokyo called viron, but i’d definitely wanna try the ones u’ve made. i can’t wait to try your recipe either! thanx for such a generous offer.

  48. Lizzie Avatar

    Oh pick me!! Loves caneles so very much, and just heading back soon from 4 months of a pastry-free existence…

  49. Anonymous Avatar

    Taste like a ‘fudgy bite of crepe,’ you say? Holy moley, that’s right up my alley! They look & sound perfect and delicious.

  50. Unknown Avatar

    I can has canneles?!

  51. Anonymous Avatar

    I have never had canneles but would love to try them if they happen to fly in my direction!

  52. JEP Avatar

    What a lovely gift…I would love to receive them!

  53. Rachel@fairycakeheaven Avatar

    Boo to living in Ireland!!! But I’ve managed to souce moulds so will be making these myself soon hopefully.

  54. Rock Star Librarian Avatar
    Rock Star Librarian

    Those look divine. I’ve never tried them.

  55. Neha Avatar

    This is a generous offer TOO GOOD to resist ~ especially coming from someone as talented as yourself!!
    Please do count me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. slush Avatar

    Another that falls in the never have had them category. They look fab!

  57. Marisa Avatar

    me me me? =)

    i actually went out and bought canneles pans after reading fridays post.

  58. E Avatar

    Oh, how I would love this!!

  59. Anonymous Avatar

    I’ve never heard or seen these until you posted them in my Flickr group. I have to leave a comment to jump in on the fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Jessica Avatar

    I’d love to try them — what a nice thing for you to do.

  61. Anonymous Avatar

    Oh, yes, please!

  62. Half Baked Avatar
    Half Baked

    These look so lovely. I’ve never had canneles, but would love to give your’s a try! Thanks for sharing:)

  63. Anonymous Avatar

    they look amazing- never tried them, but hoping that I will soon!

  64. Unknown Avatar

    Never had canneles – though I’ve heard of them. They look so elegant too! Thanks for the draw – I can’t wait to try your delicious canneles…

  65. Rachel Avatar

    Lovely! What a great idea!

  66. monica Avatar

    i’m definitely in need of a cannele!! thanks helen!

  67. Chez Us Avatar
    Chez Us


    This is simply wonderful of you. My fingers are crossed. I was just telling L. last night how I am in desperate need to go back to Paris for awhile; but, unfortunately, with the new business and all that will not happen this year. This would be the next best thing! My fingers are crossed!!!

  68. Anonymous Avatar

    Oh, how fun! I love contests and would really love to try these badboys!

  69. Unknown Avatar

    i just bought a silicone cannele mold the last time i was in france, but i haven’t actually used it yet. i’m planning to use your recipe now to test it out, so thank you.

  70. Sweet and Savory Eats Avatar
    Sweet and Savory Eats

    I had starred your original post on my Google reader because I had never heard of these and wanted to learn more. I would be beside myself to try some made by you.

    ::Throwing my name in::

  71. Anonymous Avatar

    Wow! Those look heavenly! I’ve never tried them and have evidently been missing out. Glad I found your blog!

  72. Laura B. Avatar
    Laura B.

    Oh my!! Tartelette, you’re too generous to offer this. I have canneles on my “Would love to bake” list. I’d love to have a sample of yours so that I know what to strive for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Melly Avatar

    I really enjoy your blog and look forward to hearing from you.

  74. glamah16 Avatar

    Oh I hope my name gets drawn!It would be a great treat.

  75. Kat Avatar

    I’d never heard of them either. Really enjoy your blog.

  76. Sara Avatar

    Oooh, yum! Sounds delicious…count me in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Jess Avatar

    Oooh, now I just need to revisit all the awesome Pierre Herme/Dorie Greenspan books….

    I was drowning in cookies on Monday, so I think I know how you’re feeling. My boyfriend and I made five dozen to send back with him to New York, and then I went off and made another dozen. Yay baking!

  78. Anonymous Avatar

    I’ve always heard good things about canneles but I’ve never seen what they look like and have always wanted to try them. And they look fantastic!

  79. Brilynn Avatar

    Ah Helen you’re too kind! Whoever receives these will be very very lucky!

  80. Rosanne Avatar

    Yummm, these sound wonderful!

  81. Gail Weaver Avatar
    Gail Weaver

    These look fantastic, like all of your posts. As I eat vegan it would be quite the waste to include me in the drawing, but these look so delicious that I may just have to attempt a vegan version …

  82. Jennifer Lee Avatar
    Jennifer Lee

    They look wonderful! I would LOVE to know what they taste like.

  83. Unknown Avatar

    These look amazing, will have to try the recipe myself.

  84. Anonymous Avatar

    Love canneles!!! Sign me up!!!

  85. Anonymous Avatar

    I want some!

  86. Laura Rebecca Avatar
    Laura Rebecca

    How sweet of you!

  87. Cookie baker Lynn Avatar
    Cookie baker Lynn

    Well, count me in, of course. I love your description of them – they sound wonderful.

  88. Heather Avatar

    I am new to your blog and I’m loving it! I guess it is my good fortune that you are holding a drawing! My sweet tooth and I are headed back to read more.

  89. Elle Avatar

    Lucky neighbors to get some of these! Lucky lottery winner, too.
    Have you ever filled these? The little spot in the middle looks like it might be happy with some jam in it ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. wamez Avatar

    I’ve only had cannales twice…at a restaurant here in LA called “Cannale”. So I’d love an opportunity to try someone else’s take. Great idea!

  91. Anonymous Avatar

    How can I resist?

  92. Anonymous Avatar

    Je vois que vous รชtes Franรงaise, je vais donc vous รฉcrire en franรงais! C’est la premiรจre fois que je tombe sur votre blog et il est vraiment allรฉchant! Je compte bien essayer plusieurs des desserts que vous proposez, dont ces fameux Canneles! Merci de partager ces merveilleuses tentations avec nous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Steph Avatar

    Pick me! Pick me! I have never ever ate a cannele and desperately want to try it!!

  94. emily Avatar

    How exciting! I’m among those who have never tried (and had never previously heard of) canneles! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  95. Cannelle Et Vanille Avatar
    Cannelle Et Vanille

    Hmm… Canneles… I love canneles… Sign me up!

  96. Anonymous Avatar

    please oh please oh please!

  97. Anonymous Avatar

    oh, pretty please!!

  98. Anonymous Avatar

    this is exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. Anonymous Avatar

    Please count me in!

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Eliza524 Avatar

    Oh canneles. I’ve never had these but I love how people describe them as creamy, cakey, custardy pieces of heaven. I want some.

  101. Unknown Avatar

    These look and sound delicious! I would love a chance to try them ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Corianne Avatar

    OH MY , that sounds AMAZING!!!!!

    really the perfect thing for a cold wintery day…
    Yayh for living in the states now!

  103. Deborah Avatar

    I have never even tried them – what a great idea for a drawing!!

  104. Sara Avatar

    I would love to try those! They look divine!

  105. Hilary Avatar

    Oh, count me in!

  106. ink and ginger Avatar
    ink and ginger

    I’ve never heard of canneles. All these enticing French pastries I lack the equipment to make…sigh.

    Count me in!

  107. florence Avatar

    i’ve never had one!!! pick me pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Frood Bird Avatar
    Frood Bird

    oh yes please!

  109. Pittsburgh Needs Eated Avatar
    Pittsburgh Needs Eated

    Pick me!

    I swoon over the canneles from Payard in new york. I could eat several in one go…

  110. Anonymous Avatar

    i have never heard of a cannele until your post the other day, but it looks (and sounds) incredible… plus, i really need to pack on the pounds, so this girl would LOVE to canoodle w/ some canneles

  111. Anonymous Avatar

    Those look amazing!

  112. Kristen Avatar

    I would be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  113. Anonymous Avatar

    Yours is one of my most favorite blogs. I live alone, so my neighbors and co-workers have also come to enjoy your ideas as I have made them. The photos always look so much better than my finished goods. but so far no one has complained! Thanks!

  114. e. Avatar

    that’s so lovely of yoU!

  115. Anonymous Avatar

    Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah, They Say it’s my Birthday!!
    what a lovely a present this would be.
    love your blog


  116. LyB Avatar

    I’m with Peabody, I have to get me some cannelรฉs molds! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Anonymous Avatar

    These look so yummy! I would love to be entered to win!

  118. Unknown Avatar

    Wow, these sound amazing.

  119. Alanna Avatar

    I would SO love to try these!!! I bookmarked the original post as soon as I saw it! Please enter me in the contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. caroline Avatar

    118 comments already! ๐Ÿ™‚ They look amazing – I would love to try them.

  121. Cakebrain Avatar

    I’ve never had a cannele! It’d be great to win one so I wouldn’t have to try making them in order to taste one! They look scrumptious. That’s generous of you to offer to ship them. It’s the price of shipping that bugs me.

  122. Alev Avatar

    Please Count me in to please…. I’ve never tasted of them. I would love to try those!.

  123. Kourtney Avatar

    Pick me!!! Never had one before, and yours sure do look delicious!

  124. Jazz Avatar

    Oooh they look so yummy~!

    I’ve tried your old recipe(the muffin pan one?) but apart from that, I’ve never had ‘real’ canneles. They look so quintessentially french-pastry-ish ;]

  125. Marsha H Avatar
    Marsha H

    They look beautiful (and delicious). I would love to try some. By the way, I love your blog and read it regularly. Marsha

  126. Anonymous Avatar

    tartlette, I love your blog and your original post for canneles got me hooked on them months ago!! thank you so much for posting such a great blog!

  127. Megan Avatar

    I’ve never tasted these. In fact, I’ve never even seen them before. But they sure look good.
    Pick Me! Pick me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  128. Anonymous Avatar

    I remember reading about these recently and they looked so beautiful! I immediately wanted to try my hand at them but refrained out of fear of having to explain another baking purchase to my boyfriend. Trying them before might be enough incentive for him to overlook the purchase of another pan. ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Christina Avatar

    Canneles look amazing, like everything else on this site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Anonymous Avatar

    My goodness, they are so yummy looking. I’ve always wanted to make canneles.

  131. Suzana Avatar

    Oh canneles! I love them and those look simply delicious! Too bad I’m an ocean away from you. ๐Ÿ™ Thank goodness, I’ll be in Paris next week – I’ll certainly eat a few. Canยดt wait!

  132. Lynne Daley Avatar
    Lynne Daley

    I could eat a ton of the canneles! Gorgeous photos!

  133. Beth Avatar

    These look so delightful. I’ve never had a cannele and would love to try one.

  134. Unknown Avatar

    Count me in for your drawing — lucky, lucky winners!!

  135. Sarah Avatar

    How nice of you! I have never tried them, but they look delicious!!

  136. NOT SO VANILLA Avatar

    I have been reading your blog for months now. My sister turned me onto it when I was in Halifax. It’s what keeps me going at work. Dreaming about what I can make when I go home. These look amazing except for my lack of moulds.

  137. JennyCash Avatar

    That’s wonderful! Pick me, pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. Anonymous Avatar

    I fell under the Canneles spell when you posted the first time using cupcake tin. I’ve made them 6 times since and have been thinking of investing the real molds. It would be fabulous to taste yours and see the real deal!

  139. Joey Biscotti Avatar
    Joey Biscotti

    Those look delicious!!! can I have them, can i can i can i, huh?

  140. Allen Avatar

    Oh my — they are beautiful! Hmmm, I think I’ll need to pick up a canneles pan … and just when my cupboards are already bursting at their seams. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe again.

    My fingers are crossed … wishing and hoping I’m picked ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Andrea Avatar

    Those are so beautiful! I would love to have a sample of those fine canneles!

  142. Gabi Avatar

    Hi Helene- your Canneles are beautiful- I’d love a chance to try them!
    Thanks for sharing!

  143. sarah Avatar

    i would *love* to sample these cannelles! i missed out the last time i was in paris!!

  144. Tiffany @ Lattes And Life Avatar
    Tiffany @ Lattes And Life

    Count me in! I’ve never heard of these before either!

  145. LeslieP Avatar

    I would so love to try these!

  146. Anonymous Avatar

    I have been wanting to try a canele FOREVER!

  147. Chris Avatar

    Holy Moly – you have a ton of comments..lol. I love how these look! I am late – but I just love ogling at your pictures. A parent just walked by my office and I got caught with my mouth wide open!

  148. Devin Mc Avatar
    Devin Mc

    better late than never…and I would so like to try your canneles!

  149. Jenny Avatar

    Am I too late? I know it’s after 4pm here, but how about where you are?
    Those look funky, nothing I have seen before!

  150. mimi Avatar

    argh!! i can’t believe i missed out on this! just a good excuse to try to make them myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. eatme_delicious Avatar

    Oh no I think I missed the draw! ๐Ÿ™ Ah well. Your tarts are so beautiful. I love how you did the meringue. I have to try that next time! Thanks for your tips you posted on the Daring Bakers’ blog – I kept them in mind while baking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. girlLawyer Avatar

    Oh so sad. I missed the drawing! ๐Ÿ™

  153. Anonymous Avatar

    oooooh tastycakes!

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