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!!!