Tuesday, May 1, 2012

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cannelé – Cannelé au chocolat blanc & framboise









Jane Austen’s moment in Persuasion (1818)

Chapter 4

With all these circumstances, recollections and feelings, she could not hear that Captain Wentworth's sister was likely to live at Kellynch without a revival of former pain; and many a stroll, and many a sigh, were necessary to dispel the agitation of the idea. She often told herself it was folly, before she could harden her nerves sufficiently to feel the continual discussion of the Crofts and their business no evil.  She was assisted, however, by that perfect indifference and apparent unconsciousness, among the only three of her own friends in the secret of the past, which seemed almost to deny any recollection of it.




White Chocolate & Raspberry Cannelé – Cannelé au chocolat blanc & framboise
Recipe adapted from Vie Pratique Gourmand magazine by Cyril Lignac
 
Ingredients for 10 cannelés

300g white chocolate
120g butter
60g sugar
160g flour
2 eggs
5g baking powder
150g raspberries + 20g for topping (washed)
Half a tsp of rum
Cannelé mould
  
Directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 180°C & grease cannelé mould.


2)      Melt white chocolate & butter on double boiler / bain marie till smooth texture.


3)      Incorporate sugar, flour & baking powder in melted butter  till all combined


4)      Lightly beat eggs & add in melted batter with rum & mix well . Fold in raspberry without crushing them till well combined in the batter. Pour in cannelé mould only ¾ full & bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let to cool before removing from mould. Topped with raspberries!



Bon Appetit
 





On 1st of May in France, we use to present loved ones with Lily of the valley as lucky charm. This tradition was dated from King Charles IX of France who receives a Lily of the valley as a lucky charm. So from there on he decided to offer these fragrant flower each year to the ladies of the court. Now it's kind of tradition that had been carry on since then to gave families & friends these lovely flowers that only bloom during early spring. We can look for this flowers in the woods where they love to grow under the shady trees. But I got mine from my hubby who bought them from the florist. The ones I've planted in my garden have not bloom yet. Happy May Day everyone!  =)



I'm sharing this recipe with Made With Love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior.

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56 comments:

  1. I'm always a huge admirer of all your beautiful bakes. They are always presented in a romantic settings.

    This white chocolate raspberry cannelé is indeed a true beauty!

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    1. Hi Zoe, Glad to have you back & hope you had a great vacation with your family! Thank you so much for your lovely words that really brightens up my day! Can't wait to see your new bakes & also Cook Like A Star event! Have a lovely day, Zoe! =)

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  2. I prefer dark chocolate to white but I know some sweets goes well only with white chocolate. These cannelé look delicious with white chocolate and raspberries in it.

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    1. Thanks Balvinder! Ya, I still prefer dark chocolate too. But white chocolate does taste good with the right combination, I suppose. Have a lovely day, Balvinder! =)

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  3. you are the dessert 's queen dear this look beauty and soooo nice!!

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    1. LOL.. thanks Gloria! You too, are a dessert queen! You've make more bakes than me! LOL Have a nice day dear Gloria! =)

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  4. soooooooo cute & yummmy...love your fascinating cliks
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thanks Jay! Your words really makes my day! Have a lovely day, dear! =)

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  5. Very nice. A wonderful combination of raspberries with white choc. Beautiful presentation.

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your kind compliments! I really do appreciate it! Have a nice day! =)

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  6. This cake looks good and the flowers are really beautiful!The petals looks like little bells!
    Have you read the book "Me and Mr. Darcy"? by Alexandra Potter? :)

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Ya, the flowers look like tiny little bells! No, I have not read this book. Have you read it ? Is it interesting?

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    1. Thanks sweetie! Would love to share some with you! Have a lovely day, Resh! =)

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  8. OOOH Kit It's just so beautiful. Love the white chocolate and raspberry combo. The clicks are, as always, just superb.
    Such a romantic tradition of presenting lilies to the loved ones :D.

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    1. Thanks Anuja for you lovely words! Ya, I thought so too that offering such a sweet flowers on this special day is really a very romantic gesture! =)

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  9. Oh, My Gosh! I am so glad to see few more foodies getting interested in baking the Cannele de Bordeaux. (I am sure if it weren't for the expensive copper cannele molds, there will be more who would like to try.) There were only a few postings on the canneles when I learned of it a few years ago. Good job getting them browned with the silicone mold. Love your presentation. The Cannele is truly fit for its place - on top of the pedestal. & you got my favorite Lily of the Valley. You made my evening... I am all smile! Now that you got one of the west France's specialty, Ihope you will venture into east France's specialty - "Calissons" one of this day.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words that also make my day too! Glad that you like this post. I'm using silicone mold to make these cannelé because it's much more easier to remove. I think you can find this silicone mold at Amazon. Actually I was just thinking that I'll post Calissons the next time which I've tried just before X'mas. So do stay tune ! Have a nice day! =)

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  10. Hi Kit, wow... excellent presentation and beautiful click. I love the flower, it sure look gorgeous.

    I'm hungry now, pass me two pieces of your canneles, LOL
    It look really good, you're excellent in baking too.

    Have a nice week ahead. *hugs*

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    1. Hi Amelia, Your comment always cheer me up!hahah Thanks for the compliment & how I wish I can DHL to you these cannelé! Have a nice day too & sending you cyber HUGS, Amelia! =)

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  11. I love this post...rasperries and Lily of the Valley,two of my favourite things!
    Hope you are having a happy week. X

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by gain & your lovely words; Wish you a wonderful week too! =)

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  12. Beautiful presentation and a delicious looking cannele. I love the sound of it and the way you explained about its texture, I can't wait to try these beauties. Though I wonder if I will be able to find the moulds specific to the cannele.

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    1. Thank so much for your kind words. I think you can find them at Amazon. com. I bought most of my cake pan from there. I hope this will help. Have a lovely day! =)

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  13. Firstly, let me say your food styling always amazes me. You are a person of many talents! I have always wanted to make these and your flavor combo here is a tasty one. Also, nice to know a little bit about the French tradition with the Lily of the Valley flowers. Enjoy the day.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment, Tina! Glad that you like my posts. I thought it will be great to share some of our tradition with everyone. It's such a romantic tradition , don't you think so? Have a nice day too, Tina! =)

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  14. THis cake looks very posh and made in a fine patisserie. I like very much and it must be very good too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment! Yes, they're very tasty, do give it a try. Have a lovely day, Alida! =)

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  15. Wow these look amazing,yummy...I bet they taste great :)

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine! Yes, they're very tasty! Do give it a go & let me know! Have a nice day! =)

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  16. These canneles are simple yet so moist and delicious looking - I'm so happy you shared with Made with Love Mondays. I'm new to your blog, but now I'm happily subscribed so I can keep up and it's a pleasure to be following your creations...

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & the follow! Not forgetting your kind words that I really do appreciate! I love to give my support to all blog challenges if I can especially your event that I find really interesting. Making everything from scratch is what I did most of the time & also with love for my family & friends. That is why I wanted to share & support your awesome event. Hopefully I can come up with something bacon next week to join in again Make With Love Monday! Have a nice day! =)

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  17. I am out of words Kit.....amazing dear............

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    1. Thanks Faseela dear! Have a lovely day! =)

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  18. ooh these look gorgeous and your photos are stunning!! I saw one of these moulds online but wasn't sure what to make with it - now i know!

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    1. Thanks Ros for your compliment. Yeah! Glad that you can find these mold online & can try this recipe! Have a nice day! =)

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  19. Everything in your blog is so nice and brightens one's day. I shall stop by more often. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your lovely words! Hope to see you again! Have a nice day! =)

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  20. What a pretty cake. I like your stand for it as well. The berries are tempting me now.

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    1. Thanks Mary for dropping by & your kind words! Wish you a lovely day! =)

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  21. I remember the first good canele I had. I totally understood why people love them so much! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. They're really delicious , once you've eaten one, you'll want more! =)

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  22. Thank you, I'm so excited about Vancouver and I get even more excited when people tell me they've been there and how great it is! This looks so delish, for me white chocolate and raspberry is such a perfect combo! and I love the cute little pan you baked them in too!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely words. I'm so happy for you & you'll love Vancouver as we did! It's a very interesting place. I'm sure you'll like it there! =)

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  23. Hi the photos were taken beautifully! My daughter's birthday is coming soon & I'm thinking of making raspberry cheesecake, something that will turn out pink naturally but I'm not sure whether I have time to do or not coz I've been so busy doing other things lately, thanks to my hubby! He has indirectly given me a list of things to finish, hai, worst to worst, Isabelle will have a store-bought cake, I guess,hehe!

    I also don't like white chocolate but it looks good after the baking. Not sure I'm convinced to try baking with white chocolate, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! I'm sure you'll bake an amazing pink cake for your adorable daughter! hehehe My hubby always gave along list of things to do & it's never ending! But I skip most of it! LOL

      You'll have to find out by baking with it! I'm totally convince that it taste better in bakes! =)

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  24. These are truly a feast for the eyes. I know I would love them. We have some special occasions coming up and these would fit nicely into the menus. I'm so glad I found your blog. It really is a treasure. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  25. I found your site on Oishii Treats where you and I were both recently given the Kreativ Blogger award by Neshanne. Thought I'd stop by your site and check it out. I just subscribed to your feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & thanks for the follow! Hope to see you again! Have a lovely day! =)

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  26. Kit, you never fail to amaze me with your beautiful pics and gorgeous desserts!!I've never baked with White Chocolate before and looking at your cake , I cannot wait to try as this cake looks pretty easy!"Bookmarked" and your flowers are lovely :)

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    1. Thank you so much Soni for your lovely compliment! I really do appreciate it & glad that you like my bakes & pics! Hope you'll like this recipe & do let me know! Have a lovely day! =)

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  27. i've not come across cannele but i like that you said it's caramelised and crusty outside with a soft and tender texture inside. I can see that your cannele looks just like that and very nice golden colour!

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    1. Thanks Lena! Yes, it's a delicious mini cake that I'm sure you'll like it! Have a nice day! =)

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  28. I wanting to bake cannele for a longer time, still waiting to purchase the brass cannele mould..Yours look just beautiful and good!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your kind words! Do give this a try & let me know! Wish a nice day! =)

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  29. Hey, have just found you through another site as I fell in love with your picture/presentation! These look absolutely delightful, love the combination of white chocolate and raspberries! xx

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