I am a big fan of cannoli’s. Being Italian I get up on all kinds of Italian food and desserts. Enjoy this mini cannoli cups recipe. Cannoli’s are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo (or in the Sicilian language cannolu), meaning “little tube”. When done right, cannolis are possibly my favorite Sicilian dessert.
The versions with which Americans are most familiar tend to involve variations on the original concept. This is possibly due to adaptations made by Italians who emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s and discovered limited availability of certain ingredients. The cannoli sold in Italian-American bakeries today usually still contain ricotta, but mascarpone is a less-common alternative. Rarely, the filling is a simple custard of sugar, milk, and cornstarch. In either case, the cream is often flavored with vanilla or orange flower water and a small amount of cinnamon. Chopped pistachios, semi-sweet chocolate pieces, and candied citrus peel or cherries are often still included, dotting the open ends of the pastries. Today some companies are expanding on the cannolo, filling it with Nutella, peanut butter and other non-traditional ingredients.
Check out LexBake’s recipe for mini cannoli cups here.
Do you have a favorite Italian dessert? Would you like to share it with us? A recipe would be even nicer. lol If so leave it in the comments below.