Tuesday, January 25, 2011
snapshot/dessert: i recommend canales from POZZO BAKERY
The first time I had a canele was a few months ago at an event. The caterer had a limited supply, so he cut each tiny canele into 4-6 pieces. The bite of crispy, carmelized shell and custard flavored, moist interior had me hooked.
So when I spotted these babies at Pozzo Bakery at San Want Hotel while picking up their garlic bread and walnut and cheese bread (their number one sellers for a good reason), I had to get a couple.
The outside is rock hard and needs a knife to break in and the flavor is very sweet and addicting. If you weren't familiar with a canele, you might think at first glance it's chocolate flavored because of the brown coloring, but there is none. It's almost echoes the eggy sweet flavors and textures of a perfect french toast- as a canele is made with egg yolks, sugar and milk, with touches of vanilla and rum.
Pick up a couple an make your own afternoon tea or dinnertime dessert plate.
POZZO BAKERY at San Want Hotel
172 ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 4
(02) 2772-2121 ext. 2126
open daily: 7AM- 10PM
Last reviewed- 9/28/2006