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.
As you can see I did a little MacGyver here.
I never had Cannolo myself, but I knew what they are and how to make them. So this Months Challenge was a nice surprise.
I love to fry thing so this was no Problem for me. But I just don`t wanted to make one of the big Cannolis, I wanted something small, cute and more like a Praline.
isn't it cute?
So the first try was with cacao and red wine. I was not really happy with it, it puffed up like mad, but believe me this cute little things filled with plain butter cream were divine.
So I had done what I wanted, but still there had to be more fun to be had.
And let's not forget the fresh Ricotta I especially made for this occasion. ( find the receipt here).
So I made this little tower with Ricotta and Mascarpone and paired it fresh pineapple. Oh believe me the crispy discs ( this time with white wine and without cacao) with the fatty creaminess were delicious. And who does not love Pineapple?
So please try it. And don`t forget to take a look at the lovely things the others did.
You can find the Receipt for this Challenge here.