Italian Cannoli

Italian Cannoli (with savory/sweet filling) Recipe

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia?s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She added her own modifications/changes, so the recipe is not 100% verbatim from either book.

Italian Cannoli (with savory/sweet filling) Recipe

WARNING: If you are an ardent food blogger whose back side has an constant itch until the prepared food has been satisfactorily photographed, then remember NOT to make this when you have anyone around you while making this – Men, Women least of all kids! Pets?? Oh well may be – I don’t know what effect these cannoli have on them, I don’t have any pets. But keep a look out, will you? I made this huge mistake of making them for the first time with few family/friends visiting and the cannoli’s kept disappearing the minute I set them at the kitchen counter! I had to specifically become an unruly host and whisk away few to photograph them – I had to post them today!!!

Italian Cannoli (with savory/sweet filling) Recipe

But unruliness was forgiven when I hesitantly gave them the plate..I had no idea how they photographed. I had no time to beautifully pipe in the stuffing in the cannoli, no time to make a wonderful presentation to do justice to these mind boggling fried goodies. Leaving everything to the photography angel, I watched all my cannoli vanish into thin air (uh! into wide open dark tunnels which we call as mouth to be precise!) Keeping the Italian theme in mind, I wanted to two fillings – one savory and one sweet. The men gobbled up savory like it was going extinct and the women enjoyed the sweet version like it was going out of fashion! The kids wanted it all – they enjoyed both the sweet and savory version. We could choose our own fillings and this challenge also paved way for alcohol free version. Since I had kids coming in, I used fruit juice. Before going to the recipe,

Italian Cannoli (with savory/sweet filling) Recipe

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