We spent the day baking canele de Bordeaux for holiday gift giving. If you haven’t had one of these orgasmically delicious little gems you haven’t lived. They’re the perfect confection: crispy and caramelized outside, soft and custardy inside. For years, we braved long lines at our favorite bakery to buy them. But, our little addiction was starting to get pricey, not to mention time consuming, so we decided it was time to make them ourselves. While the recipe is simple: milk, eggs, butter, rum, sugar and vanilla, the baking technique is a bit tricky, but easily mastered. In full disclosure, buying the silicon molds to bake them in is a bit of an up front investment –but, over the long run should prove to be cheaper than buying them at the local baker.

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