yum, so I tasted my first cannoli today so is there a recipe anyone has that tastes like one? I loved that so much, I was thinking this would be soo good if the filling had actual cannoli pieces in it with cream lol but boy would that be pricey! any suggestions?
The Cassata Siciliana contains a cannoli cream filling and for this reason, it is sometimes called a "cannoli cake" in the US. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassata
However, there are several versions of cannoli-inspired cakes, most of which hearken back to the original Cassata in some way.
Here is one highly rated recipe from Epicurious: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/CANNOLI-CAKE-1210804
Note: Publix sells a "Cassata Torte" in their bakery. However, this is not a true Cassata and can more accurately be described as a cannoli cake.
btw, whats publix?
and yeah that did help I'm gonna try epicurious's recipe
ok, one question, it says almond liquor, which do I use?
and...it says 'divided'? how do I do that?....
Publix is a grocery store chain in the SE US.
Amaretto is one kind of almond liqueur.
If you read the instructions, you use 3 tbsp of the liqueur to brush on the cake directly, and the remaining 2 tbsp in the filling. When a list of ingredients in a recipe has "divided" after it, it is to let you know that you will not be using all of this at once, so that you know to pay special attention to how much to use when in the instructions.
Thanks for the recipe link!!!
ok thanks lol for some reason I was thinking 'divided' meant u cook it so it takes the alcohol out?
omg I'm such a rookie here I'm gonna try making this cake prob this weekend. Can't wait
LOL, no problem! That's why CC is here, to help each other!
Don't know where in the country you are...but I'm currently in GA by way of NJ. THere is a bakery in NJ that developed and sells a Cannoli Cake that is absolutely incredible. I have never asked, but they may be willing to share. The bakery is called Calandra's in Newark. It never hurts to ask all they can say is "NO." Now if you want a cannoli recipe...I'm a little Italian girl and I am willing to share...please keep in mind, I learned this by not measuring.
I take a container of whole milk ricotta (allow to drain) add about 2-3T of marscapone cheese, add about 1/4C confectioners sugar, I slowly add Amaretto de Sorono ( to achieve the taste I like) or a touch of clear vanilla. I no longer make my own cannoli shells (too much work, so little time) so I buy the premade ones and fill. Onced filled, I chop up some pistachios and dip the ends or I dip the ends in chocolate before filling. I set on table and jump back to avoid the stampede. Mine may not be the taste you are looking for but it may give you some idea. My mom would mince up citron but my kids used to spit it out...so...I got rid of it.
If I remember correctly there is a recipe for Cannoli Cake in the Cake Mix Doctor book. Never made it though. It would be interesting to see how well it tastes.
wow thanks you guys,
and that cake mix doctor book sounds interesting something I should look into..