Mar 15, 2009

Holy Cannoli!



Here's my first attempt at homemade Cannolis.
I definitely did not want to deep fry the shells, so I made pizzelles and my husband and I had a great time trying to figure out how to roll them on the steel form without breaking them, holding them just long enough to cool. I got a filling recipe off the internet and its basically ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. The filling turned out just a bit thinner than I had hoped, but it sure didn't affect the taste! I sprinkled some powered sugar on top, and drizzled chocolate syrup over it all. If anyone has tips for me, I'm all ears, or I guess I should say I'm all "eyes". I'm determined to perfect this before our next family reunion, which is a little over a year away! Even though I won 1st place last year in the spaghetti sauce contest, I really want to win the dessert contest next time. It would be a huge hurdle, because we have some really great dessert makers in our family!

5 comments:

ellielaveer said...

wow, that looks wonderful. I hope we can make some next time I visit.

Wanda said...

Now I have to go have a Dove chocolate bar after seeing your Cannoli creation! I've made eclairs before, but it's been awhile. Maybe...you could drain the ricotta a little...in cheese cloth...like they do with yogurt. I need dessert! Bye!

Jacquelyn said...

That's great that the picture made you hungry for dessert. I can't imagine life without chocolate! I love eclairs too, but have never
tried to make them. uummmm, please share your recipe and method! Yes, I think I will try draining the ricotta next time for sure!

Anonymous said...

it was delicious!!!
~joanna

Christy said...

These were yummy. :)