Les canelés de saison | “Baie-Baie” et “Noix salées”

    March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, the Doll’s Festival. In Japan, we eat chirashizushi to wish for the healthy growth and happiness of girls on that day. It is often decorated with several ingredients which have meanings behind them: prawn for long life, lotus root for good prospects, and beans for the hard-working spirit. Another typical dish for the celebration is Hishimochi, the diamond-shaped rice cake with 3 colors. Each color also has a meaning: pink colored with gardenia seeds is to ward off evil; white with water chestnuts represents purity and the prosperity of offspring; and green with tansy sprouts represents healthy growth and longevity. As each rain brings us closer to spring, it would be nice to spend this month feeling the colors of the season. Our pair of seasonal canelés for this month “Berry-Berry” and “Salty Nuts” are available from today, Monday, March 2nd. Berry-Berry canelés are very fresh and full of berries. Dried cranberries are mixed in the strawberry dough that is decorated with framboise jam and cranberries. Salty Nuts canelés with hazelnut dough and hazelnut fondant inside, are decorated with almonds on top. The saltiness brings out the roasted aroma of the nuts.