Thursday, 1 January 2015

Ricotta Cannoli

I don't have much of a sweet tooth but you would never guess it if you put certain items in front of me.   For instance ice-cream, galaktoboureko, kunefe and ricotta cannolis.
My Italian bestie "Wayan" invited us over for a catch up dinner a few weeks ago and had gyro on the menu.  So I decided to make an Italian dessert with a greek twist to bring along.

So easy to make and delicious!


1 packet of ready made cannoli shells (I buy mine from Mediterranean Supermarket in Brunswick)
500g ricotta cheese
1/2 block of Pavlidis Greek dark chocolate finely grated
zest of 1 orange
1/3 cup mavrodaphne (sweet dessert wine)
150g caster sugar
icing sugar to dust

In an electric mixer whisk together ricotta and sugar.  Then in a bowl mix in remaining ingredients except for the icing sugar.  Adjust ingredients to your taste.  (I adjust this recipe all the time…I can't follow a recipe to save myself!!!)  Chill in fridge and assemble just before serving for they will go soft.

When ready to assemble put the mixture in a piping bag and pipe some filling on one side and then repeat on the other side.  Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Enjoy and Happy New Year to all xxxx


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