I made it. A week late, a lot out of breath, and covered in royal icing from head to toe. This month’s DB challenge came just as I was putting the final touches on our extravagant Gingerbread House at work and as such…I lost the cannoli in the mix.
I’ll post photos of the Gingerbread house and tell the harrowing story of its construction in a later post, but first let me tell you about the cannoli.
This month’s (or better said last month’s) DB Challenge was hosted by the astounding Lisa-Michele at Parsley, Sage, Desserts, and Line Drives – an amazing cook and sweet supporter of this blog. She chose the cannoli and her long, in-depth description of how to make and enjoy them can best be done justice by reading her own words.
I for one am terrified of cannoli. Well, that is not true. I am terrified of fried foods. Somehow I always get burned, or the food does. But, I took the plunge into the heat and have come back unscathed. HURRAY!!!
So here it is my take on the cannoli with a dash a spamouni (sp?)- a little maraschino cherry, pistachio, and chocolate in a light ricotta filling…. DIVINE!
Though I can’t say I’ll make cannoli again anytime soon (that dough and I just don’t get along), I had a fun time making these and my taste tester did an awesome job mixing the filling. It was a lovely way to spend the first day I have had off in a month.
Now on the next challenge… a post in German for a very special Christmas treat….get out your babble fish translators and stay tuned.