Sunday, November 29, 2009

Daring Bakers November 2009 Challenge--Cannoli

The November 2009 Daring Bakers's Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Mattichio Bastianich and the Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allan Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She added her own modifications/changes so the recipe is not 100% verbatim from either book.
It's that time of the month again for the Daring Bakers' Challenge. We were given an option to make our cannolis stacked if we didn't have the Cannoli forms. I tried to make my own forms by wrapping barbcue sticks that were sawed-off in half with aluminum foil. They came out okay but when i filled them, I didn't like the finished product. It's a good thing I also made some shapes for the stacked cannoli. I filled them with whipped cream sweetened with muscovado sugar, sprinkled them with flaked almonds and drizzled with melted couverture chocolate.
My stacked cannolis which tasted really yummy

Thanks Lisa Michele for this wonderful challenge! I can't wait for the December Daring Bakers' Challenge :)


18 comments:

Olga said...

Thanks for your comment in my blog.
Your cannoli also look impressive and yummy... Congratulations...

Olive said...

you did great, your cannoli looks yummy, I like the filling that you used and your plating is beautiful:)

BTW, I got the idea of using cannelloni from Lisa Michele, it was mentioned on her post in the DB forum as an alternative :)

Pamela said...

Your cannoli look wonderful! Great job.

anjelikuh said...

The little fried stars are adorable. And no worries, i think stacked cannolis look so much better than the round ones ;)

Lauren said...

So cute! I love the stacks and plating =D.

Barbara Bakes said...

Great job on this challenge! Your shapes look so cute, puffy, crisp and delicious!

Aparna said...

I think stacked cannoli are really a great idea. Like the thought of whipped cream too.
Should have tied stacking mine. Maybe next time.:)

Shirley said...

I love the presentation. So pretty.

Eat4Fun said...

Very cute stacked Cannolipoleons. The results sound delicious too!

bake in paris said...

Your delicious looking cannoli are plated beautifully. The little star at the top makes them look like a "star" dessert.

Sawadee from Thailand,
Kris

lisamichele said...

Oh wow..your cannolipoleons are not only beautiful and mouth watering, but the presentation is lovely! I love that you used muscovado sugar and sliced almonds. Add some ice cream, and you've got a cannolipoleon sundae!

Thank you so much for deep frying with me this month!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your stacked beauties !! Bravissima !!

Sara said...

Very cute! Love the look of these. :)

Teenie said...

Your stacked cannoli turned out beautiful! The presentation are little works of art.

I've never heard of muscovado sugar...gonna have to look into it.

Thx for the comment on my blog =)

bittersweetblog said...

Really lovely cannoli stacks, and the stars on top are so cute! Nicely done. :)

Karine said...

You did a great job :) Cannoli seems so hard to make.

Sheltie Girl said...

Your cannoli are just too beautiful. Very cheerful and Christmasy.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

Y said...

Cute little shapes - great idea! I should've done that with my scraps!