Knock Knock..Your Dream Dessert is Here. Cannoli Cream Filled Pizzelle.
As 2019 is well upon us, I realize that I have now have 2 bad addictions to battle.
Pizza and Pizzelle.
These 2 demons are going to be responsible for me eating more salads and exercising more.
I know you know what pizza is…but are you familiar with pizzelles?
The Pizzelle is a wafer-type of cookie that originated in Ortona, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy in the 8th century.
It’s made by pouring batter between 2 plates of an iron and then held over a fire, or now…heated electrically.
Usually, the iron stamps a snow flake design onto both sides of this thin crispy golden treat and is usually seen more often around Christmas
In Italian pizzelle means, “small, flat, and round.”
In my book, it means, “delicious.”
I love to cook and sometimes I like to experiment with sweets, but I’m really more of a main course and appetizer guy.
So I asked myself…
What delicious treat can I experiment with, can be made in advance and won’t break the bank?
Think outside the box….come on…come on…..cannoli?
Nah, that’s unoriginal and has been done..
But I love cannoli cream and a cannoli is classic…but I like being different.
After a couple of glasses of vino I had some clarity.
And then the marriage of the two delicious components came to mind.
Being a super busy dad of a wonderfully energetic little boy, I decided that the smart thing to do would be to take a short cut with these treats.
When taking the easy way out, don’t skimp on quality…always use the best ingredients and always buy the best product.
Your friends, family and taste buds will thank you.
Instead of taking out the pizzelle maker and making the cookie from scratch, I picked up my favorite ones from a company called, Little Pepi’s Pizzelles.
Now all I had to do is make the super simple filling and instead of filling up a piping bag and making a mess, I just scoop out the desired amount and plop it on the wafer.
The plan was to create an easy sweet treat that wouldn’t cost much but make a great impression. Mission accomplished.
Check out the recipe below and I dare you to tell me that this doesn’t sound delicious!
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- 2 cups fresh ricotta Cheese
- 2/3 cup of white granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup sweet or semi-sweet milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, for dusting the pizzelle
- Put the ricotta, confectioners sugar and cinnamon and vanilla extract in a large bowl if using a hand mixer or put it in the bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle ready to mix.
- Mix on low to medium speed for about 3 minutes until the sugar is totally dissolved.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix for about 30 seconds.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon on to of each wafer and coat the top with sugar.
- The cannoli cream can be made ahead of time and stored in in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Garnish with additional chocolate chips and dust with powdered sugar if desired.