Are you ready for Valentine's Day? This holiday can get a bad rep sometimes, but any day that is all about romance, wine, and dessert is just fine with me! I can't help but make one of my favorite desserts, Cannoli Siciliana, when Valentine's Day comes around - if you're staying in this year, check out my recipe below for a beautiful & sweet way to finish your romantic dinner. Heading out for dinner? All Bocca di Bacco locations will be serving beautiful prix fixe dinners, so book now before it's too late! And if you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your Valentine (or best Galentine!), I guarantee a great reaction when you surprise them with a Cellini couture apron - I know I'll be wearing mine as I cook this weekend.
What are your Valentine's Weekend plans?
12 shells (Can be purchased in any Italian bakery)
For the Filling:
3 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
3 tablespoons citron peel, chopped
3 tablespoons orange peel, chopped
6 glazed cherries, chopped
Mix ricotta thoroughly with sifted dry ingredients. Add vanilla and fruit peel. Mix and blend well. (A little grated pistachio may be added if desired.) Chill in refrigerator before filling shells. Decorate each end with a piece of glazed cherry and sprinkle shells with powdered sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.