making cannolis with my Nana

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Raviolis and cannolis have been made which means one thing... Christmas is almost here. The cannolis my Nana makes are pretty amazing... I think I eat about 20 a year all within the week of Christmas. The recipe is above, it is a little cryptic but if you venture out to make them please email me and I will see if I can help {where is says 1 cup of wine, it is called cooking wine... honestly the only time I have seen it is in my Nana's pantry but I am assuming it is at the grocery store, also if you can find Sauterne rather then cooking wine that is good too}.
Recipe for the filling:
2 Hershey's milk Chocolate bars {sliced into little chunks}
1 16oz carton of heavy whipping cream {whipped into cream ;), with powdered sugar, vanilla, you know the drill}
dash of cinnamon
1 15oz carton of ricotta
Take the chocolate, whip cream, cinnamon and ricotta and fold into each other until it is all mixed up. Fill the shells and garnish with some sprinkles on one end or just serve on their own.

14 comments:

  1. oh how i heart a good cannoli...even more so, those made with love. holiday wishes to u and nana too!

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  2. I love these posts! If you have any left over cannolis...I can give you my address.:) My mother in law and aunt in law will be making the ravoli's this weekend! Yeah!

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  3. Just saw your comment on my blog -- how fun we were both at Renegade! I think we have friends in common too, though I don't know why I haven't made it over here before today. Well, that'll change, especially because you've totally won me over with this post. Cannolis with your nana? I don't think anything could be better during the holidays.

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  4. What a perfect afternoon!! This is exactly the same kind of stuff that I enjoy too!

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  5. Just beautiful... the cannolis look amazing! You are an amazing photographer Alexis! My name is Georgia, I found you from Bianca's blog, Bink & Boo (I was her next door neighbor at the Zig Zag show). It is so exciting to find another local blogger!! I live up in Vista. Merry, Merry Christmas!

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  6. Lex, these look amazing! And I bet they taste even better! Wish I was in town to come over and help you eat them! love you, Deja

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  7. these look amazing and such beautiful, thoughtful photographs. Reminds me of our east coast days when we would go to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx after a visit to the Botanical gardens. My kids would be so patient knowing we were having cannolis after. Your photos almost make me want to try to make them!

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  8. This is precious! and I love how OLD the receipt looks :)
    Have a great weekend and congrats on the SD mag recognition!

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  9. love me some cannolis!
    we have a family tradition of making tufolis. ever heard of them?
    also, are y'all sicilian?
    buon natale!

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  10. That is so cool! I wish my family had traditions like that!

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  11. This is so sweet! Hope you had a happy holiday.

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