Sunday, October 13, 2013

Playing With Fire: Mexican Cannoli

Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo, meaning little tube. Cannoli originated in Sicily and are an essential part of Sicilian cuisine. In Italy they are commonly known as cannoli siciliani, Sicilian cannoli. Traditionally, cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta.

If you're a fan of cannoli, like we are, you might like to try this sweet and spicy variety we call Mexican Cannoli. Quick and easy to make. Sweet and spicy as you can stand to make it. We prefer mascarpone rather than ricotta.


Flat Bread or Tortilla Shells

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Mascarpone, Ricotta, or other sweet cream cheese filling

Spread the flatbread or tortilla with a generous helping of ricotta, mascarpone, or other sweet cream cheese filling.

Unless you like playing with fire, one chipotle pepper per cannoli should be sufficient.

Roll the flatbread (you might need toothpicks to keep them rolled), chill, and eat. Or just eat the damn thing! Keep a fire extinguisher handy.

Bon Appetit!

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