Winter is officially here. It has been really cold since last friday, and snowing since last night. Slowly but sure.
I adore snow, yes. But the cold, not really.
Not easy being a tropical girl and live in the viking land.
Well, I know there’s no relation between cannoli and winter. Of course. But I just want to talk a bit.
Anyway, I told you in the post before that I really like watching food related show. This time Cake Boss inspired me. Everytime they have “cannoli scene” it always succeed on making me drooling. I really really want to try them. Until one day, usually every summer, we have a food festival here in Gothenburg. They sell food from so many countries. Italy was there. And I knew what I was looking for when I stop by their stall. Luckily they have some cannoli. And I immediately asked my husband to buy some for me.
When I got home and ready to try them, I was like… “hmm.. it’s ok, it’s nice but nothing really special about this sweet”. So then after that I started to think less about cannoli. Don’t get me wrong though, it was nice, but I’m just not a big fan of sweets. I like making them, but not eating them. And a bit difficult for me to find sweets that I really really like.
Until I saw this post in bakersroyale. A shortcut for the cannoli shells? Me like.
I also did some changes on the filling (I apologize if you’re Italian).
- wonton sheets
- melted butter
- 200g cream cheese
- 200ml cream
- 2 tbsp (around 50g) icing sugar
- crushed almonds
- chocolate sprinkles
- melted chocolate for decoration
- Take 1 wonton sheet, using a round cookie cutter, cut each wonton sheets into round sheet.
- Brush the edge (one side) with a little bit melted butter
- Wrap wonton around the cannoli form and place on to your baking sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until nice golden brown at 170° C.
- Remove from the oven and, take out the cannoli forms and let them cool down on a baking rack.
- For the filling, whisk the cream until hard peak (be careful not to over whisked it), set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until nice and smooth.
- Mix cream cheese and whipped cream together using spatula. Lastly add the chocolate sprinkles.
- Place the cream into a piping bag. And fill the wonton cookies with the cream. Add melted chocolate on top of the cannoli and sprinkle some crushed almonds.
note: Really sorry that I don’t have proper measurement for the recipe this time, because I really just put things in, without measuring them (except fro cream and cream cheese). Also, I made my own cannoli forms, using aluminium foil. Just take a little bit of aluminium foil then roll it.