Friday, November 27, 2009

Daring Baker's Challenge-Cannoli

Well, as you can see, I made the stacked cannoli(cannolipoleons) and am sort of trying to hide it by slathering it with the filling I concocted:) I was super busy this past week, but I really didn't want to forego the challenge! So, even though this was sort of a rush job, and the cannoli are not much to look at, I'm glad I prevailed.
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.
I cut the recipe in half (I have been sampling way too many goodies) for the cannoli, but made an overabundance of filling! I must admit I ate some of it straight out of the bowl with a spoon:) Using what I had on hand, here's what I did for the
Whipped up 1 pint of heavy whipping cream and added
8 oz. of cream cheese at room temperature
A cup of lemon curd
A cup of powdered sugar and
the seeds from one vanilla bean
I whipped it all together until it was well blended and creamy-YUM!

The crunchy and creamy went well together:)

I would like to try the cannoli again utilizing traditional cannoli tubes:)

Thank you Lisa Michele for a great challenge!!!


  1. Cute cannolipoleons! Your filling does sound yummy!

  2. cannolipoleons they look wonderful and don't worry about the cannoli itself I'm sure it tasted great which it does. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

  3. they look delicious! never heard of hubby sould love these!

  4. Wow, a creamed lemon curd filling! A must try and your napoleon is just as good as the hollowed out shells...

  5. your cannolipoleons look so good! and the filling sounds yumm!! thanks for the comments and for dropping by.

  6. I'm dreaming of your lemon curd filling! It sounds absolutely delicious =D. Not to mention they look fabulous!

  7. You're very welcome, Sue..and may I say that your stacked cannoli looks mahhhvelous? I love love love that cream cheese lemon curd filling! Thank YOU for taking part in my challenge!! :)

  8. I did take shortcuts too to cope with limited time, Sue! Anyway, I think cream cheese is the best time saver for the filling, can't imagine having to go through making ricotta or mascarpone myself... :-) maybe later.

    I really like to try your filling .. hm cream cheese with lemon curd and whipped cream. Must be yummy!

    Sawadee from Thailand

  9. Mmm, your filling sounds delicious! The cannolipoleons are cute, too!

  10. hi!! just found your blog and I love it! So simple and to the point... the point being delicious baked goods!!! Can't wait to browse!
    -Mini Baker :)

  11. Super sweet cannoli tower! Love it!

  12. Sue what did you think of them? I'm imagining cream and crunch heaven. This would have been a fun challenge.


  13. They are so cute! I should have made time for this months challenge...shame on me.

  14. Very cute stacked cannolis! Mmm... the overflowing filling is making me really hungry right now :) Way to go on this month's challenge!

  15. Your stacked cannolis looks fantastic! I love your lemon filling:))

  16. Great job on your cannoli! Lemon was an awesome idea, especially at this time of the year.

    Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

  17. Sounds delicious! I'm glad you still managed to find time and a way to make it work. :)