Red velvet cake with cannoli filling dusted with PS (vs making more cream cheese/buttercream)?
Does this sound yum or yuck? lol
Sorry if this isnt the right section to post this in, but if anyone has any canolli recipes for the filling that would be helfpul :)
Well red velvet is such a mild cake that I don't think it would be a problem, but I think most people expect a cream cheese icing/filling with a red velvet cake.
There are lots of filling recipes on the web. I am actually in the process of developing one myself. The best thing I can tell you is to make sure you can find a really good whole milk ricotta. Impastata ricotta is the best, but it is nearly impossible for me to find here in the states. Also, make sure you drain the ricotta well for at least a day or two. Put it in a strainer set over a bowl in the fridge. Nothing worse than a runny filling! From there the possibilities are endless. Sweeten it with a very small amount of powdered sugar, then you can add mini chocolate chips and candied citron or a bit of candied angelica if you can find it.
Here is a cannoli cream recipe from Baking with the Cake Boss. He states that this is for filling cannolis or for filling as a cake filling. I am not sure if this would go with red velvet cake or not?? I am sure there are other people on this site who could steer you in the right direction of what kind of filling would be best. Anyhow here is the recipe below.
2 cups fresh ricotta
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, preferably mini chips
Put Ricotta, sugar, and cinnamon in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on low to medium speed until the sugar is completely dissolved, 2-3 minutes. The best way to tell if it is dissolved is to taste the mixture until you don't detect any graininess.Take care not to over mix or the mixture will become soft and runny.
Add the chips and paddle just until evenly distributed, approximately 30 seconds. Stop to keep from breaking up the chips.
Use the cream immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Awesome thanks :) I was thinking of making my own ricotta (things like that are expensive to buy here in SA so I'd sooner make my own, would be cheaper).
We had red velvet cake yesterday at work and it was paired up with a merangue topping and filling and it was too sweet for my liking!
I think I'll give the cannoli filling a try :) thanks!
PS: Thanks for the tip on the draining!