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I wasn't sure what to expect since I don't recall ever having eaten a real cannoli, but these were very good. I used Creamy Ricotta Cheese (Homemade) instead of storebought ricotta, and I used light cream cheese. I omitted the pistachios (didn't have any, and don't really care for them anyhow). I did notice that the filled cones softened up by the time I finished taking a couple of photos, but I might not have drained my ricotta enough. No matter, though -- they weren't soggy, just not very crispy anymore. Now I'd like to try these with chocolate-dipped cones! Thanks for posting! Made for the Emerald City Shakers for ZWT7
I love cannoli, and these are a great substitute for the "real" thing! Very easy to make - I omitted the almond flavoring and orange zest and used extra vanilla. I also used Scharfenberger cocoa nibs as my chocolate morsels - yum! Made for ZWT7.
thank you for posting this recipe, you beat me to it. next time i am going to substitute mini semi sweet morsels for the bittersweet chocolate and increase the ricotta cheese and eliminate the cream cheese.