From now until December 24th, head to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market for a dose of canelés and financiers from Les Canelés de Céline. Previously, you could only purchase Céline's sweets via online order, or for delivery or pick-up (with a minimum order). But now you can simply drop by the market for individual canelés and financiers, $1.50 each.
Trust me, though, you won't leave with just one. Céline's created new flavors since our last post, including a fragrant rose canelé, the interior a light shade of pink. For something bolder, head for the rum canelé, though bright citrus numbers such as grapefruit and lime are equally wonderful. With the contrast between the crackle-crunch of the caramelized exterior and the canelé's custardy moist interior, they're bliss in a bite. And don't forget about the mini financiers. Nutty and melt-in-your-mouth, they come in a classic plain, chocolate chip, pecan, and—my personal favorite—the crushed pink praline pictured at top left.