The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She added her own modifications/changes, so the recipe is not 100% verbatim from either book.
Bubbles, the more bubble the more I like them. Although, I must admit that they look pretty ugly (the bubbles), but cute ugly like PUG, if you know what I mean. Pug is so ugly, but so is also adorably CUTE!
Now, my cannoli shells only look good on the picture, but they were actually losing their crunchiness after sitting for a just about hour ( to cooling down) on my counter top. The Cannoli I had in Italy were crunchy and had lots of bubbles. So, I suppose they should be crunchy and bubbly.
Regardless, this was a very sweet challenge, we enjoyed eating them, and will sure to make it again. And, I am hoping I'll be able to make the shells crunchy. Thank you to Lisa for choosing this delicious challenge. And, I also want to thank Lisa and Ivonne who created the wonderful Daring Baker's Challenge.