Bordeaux canelés and Pineau des Charentes

Bordeaux canelé and Pineau des Charentes

Culinary pairing: Bordeaux canelés and Pineau des Charentes

Bordeaux canelés and Pineau des Charentes are part of these famous French specialties and appreciated throughout the world. But did you know that their association makes it possible to sublimate these two authentic know-how?

As the Figaro article describes so well on this food / wine pairing, the complexity of the canelés (flavors and textures) must absolutely be combined with exceptional wines to reveal themselves.

Pineau des Charentes, with production from the same region, gives canelés a very interesting flavor dimension, and generally superior to sweet wines.

History of Bordeaux canelés

Bordeaux canelés are said to have been invented by the sisters of the Annonciales convent in the 16th century. They experienced several periods of prosperity, first until the 18th century, then in the 1930s, and again from 1980.é

Bordeaux canelés recipe

You can incorporate Pineau des Charentes P&C into your Bordeaux canelés recipes.

Michaël Guedj won the world canelés championship with his Pineau des Charentes recipe

Traditional recipe for Bordeaux canelé

  • Boil 50 cl of milk over low heat with 50 g of butter and the split vanilla pod.
  • Meanwhile, in a high container, mix 125 g of flour and 250 g of cane sugar.
  • Add 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg yolks, whisking to obtain a thick paste.
  • When the mixture is homogeneous, gradually add the hot milk while continuing to beat.
  • Leave the dough to cool to room temperature, covered with a cloth.
  • Add 10 cl of rum, 10 cl of Cointreau, 1/2 cl of liquid vanilla extract and the bitter almond.
  • Leave to rest in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Butter the cannelé molds.
  • Beat the dough, pour into the molds, not filling them completely (leave ½ cm).
  • Bake in a hot oven at 300 ° C 10 min.
  • Lower the heat (180 – 200 ° C), cook for 40 min.
  • The canelés are cooked when the bottom is brown and circled in black.
  • Take the cannelés out of the oven and wait for them to cool before unmolding.

Inventory of the culinary heritage of France, volume Aquitaine, Albin-Michel / National Council of Culinary Arts


P&C origine amitié enfance

A childhood friendship at the origin of this project

The history of the P&C brand has its origin in the childhood friendship between its founders.

Passionate about sports and in love with our terroir, our team willingness is now to promote both Pineau des Charentes and Cognac and to build a brand of international notoriety, directly developed by the winemaker which will seduce you thanks to its history, its authenticity, its innovation and its quest for excellence.



History of Pineau des Charentes and Cognac P&C

History of Cognac

Winegrowing appeared in the Charentes region by the end of the first century after JC. In the Middle-Age, wines of the Charentes region were appreciated in the Northern European countries (England, Flanders, Holland and Norway) and international trade was encouraged by the navigation on the river Charente.

However, because of a high degree of alcohol, the quality of the wines was altered by the length of sea journeys, which led the Dutch to distill the wines in order to better preserve them: they invented the “brandwijn” and drank it with water.

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Tasting and culinary associations of Pineau des Charentes and Cognac P&C

Tasting & cocktails

Cognac can be tasted in two ways :
– traditionally digestive, pure and at room temperature for old Cognac (Napoleon, XO …),
– but also as an aperitif, lying down, on ice or in cocktail for the youngest (***, VS, VSOP).

The richness of the aromas is extended with floral, fruity, woody or spicy notes.


Gastronomy is also developing around Cognac, particularly with particularly tasty Cognac-Meal accords :
– fish, seafood, dried hams, white and red meats,
– but also dessert with chocolate or some cheeses.

The Pineau des Charentes


The P&C Pineau des Charentes

The Pineau des Charentes, originally legendary, shares its history with Cognac. For more than four centuries, winemakers elaborate, with passion, this unique wine in the world, in the respect of the traditions and know-how transferred from a generation to another.

Since 1945, the quality of their workis rewarded by an “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, AOC” (Controlled Appellation of Origin).

Thanks to a unique “terroir”, located between the country and the Atlantic Ocean, the fertility of chalky soils and the oceanic climate enable an excellent grape ripening. Continue reading “The Pineau des Charentes”