Monday, June 8, 2009

Princess cruise Day 8 - Messina

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Forget looking at old buildings, shopping or anything else.  We have it on good authority from Empress Bee and Sarge that we need to find these…

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These delights are a Sicilian pastry dessert and are not to be missed in this port, so our friends say.  Here is a little info on them…

Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta cheese (or alternatively, but less traditionally, sweetened Mascarpone) blended with some combination of vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, Marsala wine, rosewater or other flavorings. Some chefs add chopped succade or chocolate chips. They range in size from "cannulicchi", no bigger than a finger, to the fist-sized proportions typically found in Piana degli Albanesi, south of Palermo, Sicily. Sometimes cannoli can be found with the shells dipped in chocolate, in addition to being stuffed with filling.

Be still my beating heart!  I am not big on sweet stuff, but this will be something I’ll try.  Stay tuned for the review!

6 comments:

barb said...

Now I do love pastries and all things Italian, but I've never been one for cannoli. Feel free to have my share!

Sarge Charlie said...

You should be on a tour to the pastery shop, and spend the day there...

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yes, spend the day in the pastry shop, that's the best thing there believe me! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

Sandee said...

You crack me up. Cannoli rocks. It really does. I'll bet it's even better there than it is here. Just saying. We will await your review.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

HaleyD said...

Yum yum yum!!!!!

ivana said...

Have you just eaten cannoli?
Have you spent the day there?
It's "dangerous", as one cannot stop eating!!!!

Ciao!!!!