HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
What kind of delicious sweet does a girl who bakes cakes and cupcakes for a living - bake for to her sweet Valentines?
My family has to navigate through a sea of cupcakes in the kitchen on a daily basis and to be honest, i think that are about as tired of cupcakes as I am. I really don't think they want to see another cupcakes on the counter for Valentine's Day so I had to come up with another sweet treat for my Valentines.
I decided to go back to my Northern roots and make a batch of cannolis for Valentine's Day. (Not sure why I don't see many cannolis in Georgia but they seem to be a rare find in this state.) Taking on homemade cannolis - in a addition to the big meal that I wanted to fix for my family seemed like too much to tackle in one day so I decided to cheat - just a little.
Cannoli filling has just a few simple ingredients but getting it just "right" can be tricky. I figured out a couple of tips to getting creamy and delicious cannoli filling and I'll share them with you today - consider it my Valentines Day gift to all of you.
Chocolate Dipped Cannoli
12 mini cannoli shells
1/4 melted dark chocolate
15 ounces ricotta cheese
4 ounces marsarpone cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Dip the ends of cannoli shells in dark chocolate. Allow to set.
Place cheesecloth lined strainer over a bowl and spoon ricotta into strainer.
Put something heavy on the top to drain out excess moisture from ricotta. Let sit in refrigerator 1-8 hours.
Fill dipped cannoli shells with filling and chill.
Decorate the ends of the cannolis with chocolate chips.
Cannolis were the perfect sweet treat for this bakers family. Ben and I LOVED them and Courtney is still deciding. Take my word for it - these are amazing. Now I can work on my cannoli shell skills.
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