Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Traditional Italian Cannolis

As a 100% Italian im a sucker for anything sweet like this. Alot of places add chocolate chip cookies to the cream mix but I find it to take away from the sweet taste of the filling. I prefer to powder mine with chocolate powder or a cherry or strawberries on the ends.

2 lbs. ricotta cheese
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. chocolate morsels

This will roughly make enough for 18-25 Cannolis depending on how much cream you put in each. I prefer to buy the shells from my local Italian bakery. They make them alot better then I do and a great tasting filling makes the cannoli what it is.

I saw a great take on the classic on food network. Cannoli parfaits. I've not gotten around to trying this but it looks like a great take on the classic cannoli.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Me and the wife went to the cheesecake factory for dessert. We ordered the Ultimate Red Velvet cheesecake.This cake is not only delicious but it is a giant hunk of cake. It has two very moist layers of red velvet cake, two layers of cheesecake, and in between each layer was a creamcheese frosting. This cake has no crust just anothr layer of creamcheese frosting and white chocolate shavings.