Saturday, 5 August 2017

PUFF PASTRY CANNOLI...with creamy lemon and white chocolate

2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

100 grams butter, softened
100 grams cream cheese, softened
finely grated rind 1 large lemon
2 cups icing sugar

100 gm white chocolate buttons
icing sugar to dust

preheat oven to 200 c.  lightly spray cannoli tubes* with
cooking spray.

cut each piece of pastry into 7 even strips.

wrap each strip around a cannoli tube, just overlapping the
previous piece as you go around. place on the tray with the last spiral on the bottom.

cover unused strips while others are cooking.

cook for approx. 15 minutes or until golden. let cool for a
couple of minutes then remove pastry from tubes.  cool

let tubes cool before wrapping next lot of pastry.

when ready to fill....using an electric mixer, beat the cream
cheese, butter and rind together until smooth.

beat in icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until smooth.

using a piping bag, pipe a little of the filling into each
end of the cannoli.

in a small microwave bowl, melt the chocolate in the
microwave in 20 second increments, stirring each time, until
melted.  drizzle over cannoli.  let set.

dust with icing sugar to serve.

* I couldn't get cannoli tubes so I made my own with 1 in round dowel cut into 4 inch lengths.
I rolled each length in some foil and sealed the edge with butter. spray with cooking spray before use.

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