Les canelés de saison | “Chocolat gonomi” et “Chocolat blanc et Raisin sec au rhum”

    It will be “Ritshun” the first day of spring on the traditional lunar calendar soon. A year starts on January 1st in the modern world but it used to start on “Ritshun”. Hence traditional seasonal events such as Hachiju-hachiya or 88th day, Doyo, Nihyaku-toka or 210th day are counted from this day. In Japan, people put up a special card in the morning of Ritshun at their entrance wishing to spend a year peacefully. The card says 立春大吉 (Ritshun-Daikichi meaning good luck on the first day of spring) and people believe that it prevents demons or bad luck to come into the house. The writing of this word is symmetry and can be read both from the front and the back. It is said that if the card is put facing outside, it confuses demons and they would leave the house right away when they come in from the entrance and turn around. Our pair of seasonal canelés for this month “Chocolat Gonomi” and “White Chocolate and Rum Raisin” are available from today, Saturday the 1st of February. The Chocolat Gonomi Canelés are with chocolate dough mixed with cranberries. They are decorated with chocolate ganache and cranberries, apricots, blueberries, cassis, raisins and powdered sugar. The sweet bitter taste of chocolate and the texture of those fruits are amusing. The White Chocolate and Rum Raisin Canelés are decorated with white chocolate ganache mixed with rum raisins and chopped peanuts on top while the vanilla flavored dough is also filled with full of rum raisins. Please enjoy the rich scent of the rum raisin with the sweetness of white chocolate.