La Toque Cuivrée The authentic canelé

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Closed

  • Monday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm

Opens at 08:00 am

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Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

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    • Discover their specialties in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and immerse yourself in the world of Toque Cuivrée

      Are you looking for pastries in Saint-Jean-de-Luz? That's good ! Taste one of the specialties of the South-West: Bordeaux canelés.

      Their boutique La Toque Cuivrée in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

      Located at 9 Place Louis XIV, La Toque Cuivrée is delighted to welcome you to its boutique in the Basque Country.

      Featuring a crispy color and an irresistible soft center, it's difficult to leave the store without succumbing to the desire to take their canelés !

      Also explore their other canelé-inspired delights, such as the canelé verrine with rum syrup, the Bordeaux canelé elixir, the canelé spread, or even their caramels with canelé pieces !

      The town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

      Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a renowned coastal town on the Atlantic coast, seduces with its coastal charm and captivating history . Famous for having hosted the wedding of Louis XIV in 1660, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church remains a historical emblem. The picturesque streets, attractive boutiques and Basque gastronomy make this city an unmissable destination. Between the beach, lively waterfront and vibrant local market, Saint-Jean-de-Luz offers a balanced getaway between relaxation and exploration . The city embodies a harmonious fusion between the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast and a heritage that still shapes its distinctive character today.

      The origin of Bordeaux canelé

      Canelé was born in Bordeaux at a time when Gascon was still the traditional language. Until the 20th century, the term " Canelat " was used to describe this delicious pastry.

      Its origin dates back to the nuns of the Annonciades convent , located behind the Sainte Eulalie church in Bordeaux. They collected wheat from torn sacks from boats in the port, as well as egg yolks from the quays of Chartrons, where the wine was transported and the egg whites were used to clarify the wine. Rum and vanilla were naturally present on these quays, Bordeaux then being a key player in their export. The nuns took this opportunity to perfect their recipe for “canelats”, today known as “canelés”.

      Unfortunately, in 1970, the canelats disappeared following the expulsion of the nuns from the convent.

      The Copper Toque

      At the dawn of the 20th century, canelé resurfaced, benefiting from an improvement in its recipe . Over time, this delicious pastry became the emblem of the city of Bordeaux.

      La Toque Cuivrée played a crucial role in the development of this traditional Bordeaux pastry. For more than three decades, their house has been dedicated to the making and sale of canelé de Bordeaux , an essential specialty of Bordeaux cuisine . Today, their canelés are recognized as the best canelés in Bordeaux !

      Their advice for even more delicious canelés!

      To optimize the conservation of canelés, it is essential to keep them cool for a maximum of three days. In order to preserve their crispness , it is also recommended to carry out additional cooking. To do this, put the canelés in the oven at 220°C for around three minutes.

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Traveller Reviews La Toque Cuivrée

4.6 sur 5 41 reviews

  • Salty Light Media

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Salty Light Media on 07/04/2023

    As I walk into this quaint little pastry shop, the sweet aroma of fresh-baked goods greets me like an old friend. My eyes dart around, taking in the cozy atmosphere and the colorful array of the wonder that awaits me. But it's the French canales that I'm here for - I've heard they're the best in town, and I'm excited to see if they live up to the hype. First off, I have to give a shout-out to the staff. They're polite, accommodating, and seem genuinely excited about their pastries. They're happy to answer any questions I have and offer suggestions based on my preferences. Their passion for their craft is infectious, and it only adds to the already pleasant experience. Now, on to the main attraction - the French canales. And let me tell you, these little beauties are something special. The first thing that strikes me is the texture - they're perfectly caramelized on the outside, with a tender, custardy interior that melts in your mouth. The subtle hint of rum and vanilla adds a warm, comforting flavor that's not too overpowering. And the size is just right - not too big or too small, so you can enjoy one (or two, or three) without feeling like you've overindulged. What I appreciate most about this pastry shop's French canales is the balance of flavors. They're not too sweet, not too eggy, and not too heavy. They're just right, and they're the kind of pastry that you can eat any time of day - with a cup of coffee in the morning, as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert after dinner. One thing that really stands out to me is the price. In a city where some pastry shops charge an arm and a leg for their French canales, this shop's prices are refreshingly reasonable. And honestly, I think they're even better than their overpriced competition. The quality of the ingredients and the attention to detail in the preparation make all the difference, and it's clear that this pastry shop takes pride in what they do. Overall, I would highly recommend this pastry shop to anyone looking for a delicious, authentic French canale experience. The staff is lovely, the atmosphere is cozy, and the pastries are truly exceptional. Don't miss out on this gem of a shop - your taste buds will thank you!

  • Catherine Amory

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Catherine Amory on 24/03/2024

    Delicious cannelés, but we had the impression of disturbing the young saleswoman: twice in the same week.

  • A C

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by A C on 01/11/2023

    Why don't you put the ingredients for each product you sell on your website? We don't even know the composition of what we eat! Could you tell me the exact ingredients for the cannelés as well as the Bordeaux tart? thanks a lot

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La Toque Cuivrée

Address

9 Pl. Louis XIV
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Contacts

Phone : 05 59 22 69 10

GPS coordinates

43° 23'16.08"N, 1° 39'48.94"W

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