Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cone-oli's

Well good people, I typed out this whole post about these cute little pretend cannoli's last night, was almost done, then deleted the whole thing!  So here's to starting over.  I found this recipe in the latest issue of Food Network Magazine and thought it was too clever to pass up.






Most of the family seemed to think they were pretty good, but the boy child seemed to like them extra good.  They were certainly easy enough.  






Here's the recipe for you


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  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (about 2 ounces)
  • 6 sugar cones
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
Put the ricotta in a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes to drain.
(You could possibly skip the previous step...I didn't have once ounce of anything drain out of mine)
Transfer the ricotta to a large bowl. Add the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, and the orange zest and beat with a mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Fold in 3 tablespoons chopped chocolate. Cover and refrigerate until thick and cold, at least 1 hour.
Transfer the ricotta mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Snip off one corner and pipe the mixture into the cones. Gently press the remaining chocolate and the pistachios into the ricotta mixture. Dust the cones with confectioners' sugar.


19 comments:

girlichef said...

Yummy! I was just looking at that magazine this morning thinking I wanted to try these. Glad to hear they pleased =)

Brenda said...

Julie, I'm so excited you made these. I just bought this magazine today and I am so going to try these. I can't wait!

Kim said...

These are definitely cute and way fun! So glad to hear you liked them.

Velva said...

Beautiful. Very cool.

I know you were like "sh**" when you deleted your post. I would be so mad...Looks like you did a really good job recreating it.

Velva

teresa said...

i love that you used sugar cones, what a fun idea!

Lara said...

Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous and so fun in the sugar cone! Sorry about your post....did you try "control-z" to undo it?

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sugar cones, now that's kool.

claire said...

how cute are these!

love the use of the cones!

Reeni said...

I must of missed this one in the magazine - I don't know how because they would of jumped right out at me! Love them!

Kerstin said...

So cute - what a cool idea!

scrambledhenfruit said...

What a great idea! Those look great. :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

What a great idea! Those look great. :)

Monica H said...

YUM! I like connolis but don't want to make them because you gotta fry the shells. But these look so simple and still delicious.

Monet said...

What a great idea! My husband loves canollis and I can't wait to try this version :-) Thank you for sharing with me tonight...I'm sorry I've been gone so long! Your blog continues to bring a smile to my face. I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Ruth said...

Ooooh! I will have to try these - they look fantastic!

Karly said...

Oh, these are so cute!

And your quote above the comment box? "You make my heart happy." My little girl used to say that all the time. So adorable! :)

Katie said...

Genius!! I love it.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are too cute!

5 Star Foodie said...

A terrific idea to make this with the sugar cones, love the pistachios.