History of canelés

Canelés of Bordeaux


A Canelé is a traditional sweet delicacy from the Bordeaux region of France, with a baked caramelized crust and soft custardy heart.

Its origin is linked to Bordeaux’s wine industry, which traditionally involved the abundant use of egg whites to filter wine. The process resulted in surplus egg yolks, which were made into little cakes. The cakes were so popular that the French artisans who made them (known as Canauliers) formed their own guild in 1693. Over the years, the recipe was modified through the addition of milk and sugar.

Place De La Bourse, Bordeaux.

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About Babelle


Babelle is a French owned, London based company, inspired by the mythical story of “Babel”, a place where the world first met and exchanged exotic goods despite the confusion created by the different languages spoken. Babelle acts as a bridge to sweet indulgence, offering a combination of classic and innovative culinary techniques to create a unique product.

At Babelle we respect and build on a four-century old French tradition, using new flavours and techniques to bring the Canelé into the modern world.

Our Values


At Babelle we only use natural ingredients of the highest standard. From free range eggs to locally sourced dairy products, we select our suppliers carefully throughout every step of the process.

Babelle Canelés contain no additives, preservatives or added gelatine. Each Canelé is checked individually by our head chef – we even crack every egg by hand!

This is our way to ensure consistent excellence of each Canelé for every one of our customers.

Canelés by Babelle

As well as the classic Genesis Canelé, Babelle has created an innovative, modern range of flavoured and cream filled Canelés with an eclectic twist of world flavours.










Boxes by Babelle

Choose one of our gift boxes below, delivered to your door or sent by post (we now deliver our Genesis (Vanilla) and Pirata (Rum) Canelés by post all across the UK). For the more adventurous go for Eureka, the chef’s selection based on seasonal flavours.





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Planning an event ?

Planning a wedding, birthday, corporate event or other celebration ? If you are looking to create a unique event, Babelle puts our expertise at your service! We love what we do and would be delighted to discuss bespoke Canelés with you. Please download the brochure, and contact us at:


Locations and Deliveries

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Babelle opened its first permanent stall at the Old Spitalfields Market in October 2017: the perfect place to treat yourself… or your loved ones!
New! You can now match your favourite Canelé to the perfect cup of Jing Tea or to the bubbliness of a mini bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne.

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No time to stop by? We have partnered with SupperLondon. Simply place your order on www.supperlondon.co.uk and your Canelés will be delivered to the address of your choice in Zone 1. Perfect for a birthday surprise or a meeting with clients.

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Monday Tuesday 11am to 5pm / Wednesday – Friday 11am to 8pm / Saturday 11am to 6pm / Sunday 11am to 5pm *schedule can be modified

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what you are saying about us

“The new macaroon, and so much nicer”The Sunday Times
“The classic Canelé gets a London twist.”METROPOLITAN Magazine
“The Canelé is poised to be the Next Baked Thing !”Harrods Magazine

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You can contact us on 07565 796729 or write us an email: sales@babelle.uk