The crispy, golden shells filled with a luscious ricotta cannoli cream are sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
This recipe is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, offering a delightful twist on a classic Italian treat.
(Makes 12 cream puffs):Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar, for dustingInstructions:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a boil. Add the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball.
- Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and let it cool for 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the dough is smooth and glossy.
- Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe 12 mounds onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cream puffs are golden brown and puffed. Let them cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Once the cream puffs are cooled, slice off the top third of each puff and fill the bottom with the ricotta cannoli cream.
- Place the top back on each cream puff and dust with powdered sugar before serving.Enjoy these delightful Ricotta Cannoli Cream Puffs as a decadent dessert or a sweet treat for any occasion!
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