Les canelés de saison | “Ananas Salé” et “Noix de Coco”

    Our pair of seasonal canelés for this month, “Coconuts” and “Salty Pineapple” are available from today, August 1st. Coconuts canelés are inspired by summer beach with plentiful coconuts mixed in the dough and sprinkled on top. Salty Pineapple canelés put dried pineapple covered by white sweet bean paste inside, dolled up with homemade fresh pineapple jam and sprinkled with salt from Guérande, France on top. This tropical, summery canelés will stand out with the sweet, sour taste of pineapple.The first day of the 8th month in the almanac calendar is called “Hachisaku”. There used to be a farmer`s custom to gift crops to people close to them as a seasonal greeting and gesture of appreciation, as this is one of the harvest time for such crops. This custom eventually spread to cities and among samurai. It still remains in some traditional societies such as some geisha banquet districts in Kyoto where Maiko or Geisha ladies go around visiting “ochaya” or banquets in black crested kimono, their most formal outfit for thanking their continuous support on this day. Towards to midsummer, it would be lovely to cherish the words to express thankfulness once again.