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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)

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 2:04 am

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™‚

Madame X January 27, 2008 um 2:06 am

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!

Bettina January 27, 2008 um 2:18 am

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

ccr in MA January 27, 2008 um 2:41 am

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!

Aimรฉe January 27, 2008 um 2:43 am

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

LAmonkeygirl January 27, 2008 um 2:58 am

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.

Happy_Dawn January 27, 2008 um 2:59 am

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?

noisy penguin January 27, 2008 um 3:03 am

That is super nice of you! These sound delicious.

Hill. January 27, 2008 um 3:11 am

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Hill. January 27, 2008 um 3:11 am

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

Lis January 27, 2008 um 3:21 am

ME ME ME ME!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Jessica January 27, 2008 um 3:26 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 3:30 am

They look absolutely delicious and beautiful!!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 3:33 am

Wow! What a generous offer!

Gigi January 27, 2008 um 3:37 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 3:52 am

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

Tammy January 27, 2008 um 3:56 am

So nice. Please count me in. Thank you.

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 3:57 am

These canneles are adorable!

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 3:58 am

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

Lisa Dunick January 27, 2008 um 4:06 am

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

Susan January 27, 2008 um 4:15 am

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

Polliwog January 27, 2008 um 4:20 am

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™‚

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 4:20 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 4:33 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 4:42 am

:::crosses fingers::: Please Please!

hemmafru January 27, 2008 um 4:46 am

I can smell them through the screen! Mmmmm…

Jaime January 27, 2008 um 4:47 am

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

Miskate January 27, 2008 um 4:54 am

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

Lilly January 27, 2008 um 4:54 am

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

cookworm January 27, 2008 um 5:10 am

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.

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 5:19 am

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

MamaB January 27, 2008 um 5:42 am

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

Merav January 27, 2008 um 5:49 am

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™‚

Judy January 27, 2008 um 5:54 am

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!

Eva January 27, 2008 um 5:55 am

What a lovely idea (and mouthwatering pictures).

Talyn January 27, 2008 um 6:30 am

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!

katem January 27, 2008 um 6:43 am

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

Susan @ SGCC January 27, 2008 um 6:51 am

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

Sarah January 27, 2008 um 7:12 am

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.

Virtual Frolic January 27, 2008 um 7:15 am

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!

Emily January 27, 2008 um 7:20 am

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!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 7:26 am

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

Peabody January 27, 2008 um 7:59 am

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

Allison January 27, 2008 um 8:00 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 8:00 am

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

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home January 27, 2008 um 8:04 am

these look great. I’d love to try em.

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 9:43 am

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.

Lizzie January 27, 2008 um 9:51 am

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 11:18 am

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

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 11:19 am

I can has canneles?!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 11:57 am

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

JEP January 27, 2008 um 12:00 pm

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

Rachel@fairycakeheaven January 27, 2008 um 1:22 pm

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

Rock Star Librarian January 27, 2008 um 1:29 pm

Those look divine. I’ve never tried them.

Neha January 27, 2008 um 1:36 pm

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

slush January 27, 2008 um 1:37 pm

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

Marisa January 27, 2008 um 2:08 pm

me me me? =)

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

E January 27, 2008 um 2:26 pm

Oh, how I would love this!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 2:27 pm

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™‚

Jessica January 27, 2008 um 2:27 pm

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 2:32 pm

Oh, yes, please!

Half Baked January 27, 2008 um 2:51 pm

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 3:06 pm

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

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 3:22 pm

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…

Rachel January 27, 2008 um 3:24 pm

Lovely! What a great idea!

monica January 27, 2008 um 3:54 pm

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

Chez Us January 27, 2008 um 4:23 pm


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!!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 4:29 pm

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

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 4:37 pm

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.

Sweet and Savory Eats January 27, 2008 um 4:37 pm

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::

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 4:59 pm

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

Laura B. January 27, 2008 um 5:02 pm

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™‚

Melly January 27, 2008 um 5:08 pm

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

glamah16 January 27, 2008 um 5:26 pm

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

Kat January 27, 2008 um 5:30 pm

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

Sara January 27, 2008 um 5:30 pm

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

Jess January 27, 2008 um 5:34 pm

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!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 6:12 pm

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!

Brilynn January 27, 2008 um 6:21 pm

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

Rosanne January 27, 2008 um 6:31 pm

Yummm, these sound wonderful!

Gail Weaver January 27, 2008 um 6:47 pm

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 …

Jennifer Lee January 27, 2008 um 6:55 pm

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

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 7:11 pm

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 7:14 pm

Love canneles!!! Sign me up!!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 7:22 pm

I want some!

Laura Rebecca January 27, 2008 um 7:33 pm

How sweet of you!

Cookie baker Lynn January 27, 2008 um 7:47 pm

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

Heather January 27, 2008 um 8:08 pm

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.

Elle January 27, 2008 um 8:10 pm

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™‚

wamez January 27, 2008 um 8:12 pm

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!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 8:18 pm

How can I resist?

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 8:29 pm

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™‚

Steph January 27, 2008 um 8:50 pm

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

emily January 27, 2008 um 9:04 pm

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

Cannelle Et Vanille January 27, 2008 um 9:46 pm

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

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 9:50 pm

please oh please oh please!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 10:02 pm

oh, pretty please!!

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 10:04 pm

this is exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous January 27, 2008 um 10:30 pm

Please count me in!

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Eliza524 January 27, 2008 um 10:31 pm

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

Unknown January 27, 2008 um 10:41 pm

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

Corianne January 27, 2008 um 11:21 pm

OH MY , that sounds AMAZING!!!!!

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

Deborah January 27, 2008 um 11:33 pm

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

Sara January 27, 2008 um 11:58 pm

I would love to try those! They look divine!

Hilary January 27, 2008 um 11:59 pm

Oh, count me in!

ink and ginger January 28, 2008 um 12:04 am

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

Count me in!

florence January 28, 2008 um 12:24 am

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

Frood Bird January 28, 2008 um 12:40 am

oh yes please!

Pittsburgh Needs Eated January 28, 2008 um 1:08 am

Pick me!

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 1:09 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 1:20 am

Those look amazing!

Kristen January 28, 2008 um 2:17 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 2:30 am

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!

e. January 28, 2008 um 2:33 am

that’s so lovely of yoU!

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 2:46 am

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


LyB January 28, 2008 um 3:13 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 3:18 am

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

Unknown January 28, 2008 um 4:02 am

Wow, these sound amazing.

Alanna January 28, 2008 um 4:10 am

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™‚

caroline January 28, 2008 um 4:17 am

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

Cakebrain January 28, 2008 um 4:20 am

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.

Alev January 28, 2008 um 4:23 am

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

Kourtney January 28, 2008 um 4:23 am

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

Jazz January 28, 2008 um 4:24 am

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 ;]

Marsha H January 28, 2008 um 4:33 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 4:37 am

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!

Megan January 28, 2008 um 5:08 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 5:52 am

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™‚

Christina January 28, 2008 um 5:53 am

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 9:04 am

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

Suzana January 28, 2008 um 11:11 am

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!

Lynne Daley January 28, 2008 um 12:03 pm

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

Beth January 28, 2008 um 2:43 pm

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

Unknown January 28, 2008 um 3:31 pm

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

Sarah January 28, 2008 um 4:13 pm

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

NOT SO VANILLA January 28, 2008 um 4:19 pm

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.

JennyCash January 28, 2008 um 4:59 pm

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

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 5:42 pm

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!

Joey Biscotti January 28, 2008 um 5:52 pm

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

Allen January 28, 2008 um 6:04 pm

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™‚

Andrea January 28, 2008 um 6:38 pm

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

Gabi January 28, 2008 um 6:42 pm

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

sarah January 28, 2008 um 7:03 pm

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

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life January 28, 2008 um 7:15 pm

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

LeslieP January 28, 2008 um 8:36 pm

I would so love to try these!

Anonymous January 28, 2008 um 8:42 pm

I have been wanting to try a canele FOREVER!

Chris January 28, 2008 um 9:25 pm

Holy Moly – you have a ton of 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!

Devin Mc January 28, 2008 um 10:51 pm

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

Jenny January 28, 2008 um 11:49 pm

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!

mimi January 29, 2008 um 4:26 am

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

eatme_delicious January 29, 2008 um 3:51 pm

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™‚

girlLawyer January 29, 2008 um 8:01 pm

Oh so sad. I missed the drawing! ๐Ÿ™

Patti January 31, 2008 um 3:18 am


Anonymous February 4, 2008 um 9:07 pm

oooooh tastycakes!

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