Les canelés de saison | “Citron” et “Armoise”

    New green leaves have started to dazzle. May 16th is “Travel Day,” named after the haiku poet Matsuo Basho, who left Edo (Tokyo) on the same day in 1689 to embark on the journey of “Okunohosomichi” (The Narrow Road to the Deep North). It was for 156 days, or about 2,400 km, on foot from the Sumida River in Tokyo to head to the north by the Nikko Kaido Road, visiting places such as Shimono, Mutsu, Dewa, Echigo, Kaga, and Echizen. The poems he composed in each place are inscribed on stone monuments, and even today, many people travel to the stone monuments along the route Basho took. It is the season when the fresh breeze makes you want to hit the road. It is a good idea to take a trip to a place a little farther than usual to hear the sound of wind, water, insects, and the chirps of birds. Our pair of seasonal canelés for this month, ”Lemon” and “Yomogi” are available from the 1st of May. Lemon canelés are decorated with fondant made from lemon juice and lemon peel. The refreshing, clean smell and sourness of lemons make them suitable for early summer. Yomogi canelés are made with yomogi-mixed dough, decorated with red bean paste mixed with yomogi, and dolled up with sweet red beans and freeze-dried mochi rice cakes. The tender sweetness may bring you a little happiness.