Strawberries and Cannoli Cream fever must be going around. We were at my youngest sister’s home on Saturday and she served that beautiful picture you see above….Fresh Strawberries with a Ricotta (Cannoli) Cream dip. Now this isn’t the only place this has shown up in the last few weeks. About 3 weeks ago friend Michael Gottuso posted his version of Strawberries and Cannoli cream on Facebook. He was inspired from a picture I posted of my favorite sweet treat at NYC’s Annual FESTA DI SAN GENNARO. Many of the vendors including the famous Ferrara’s of Grand St in Manhattan’s Little Italy sell delicious cups of Cannoli cream and Strawberries. It’s a September rite for me. When Michael posted his “version” of the San Gennaro treat
, fellow bloggerand friends Gina Martino Zarcadoolas in her FoodieWineLover blog was inspired by Michael’s version that she created her own version. (http://foodiewinelover.com/2015/04/14/strawberries-chocolate-cannoli-cream/). So you can see here the various ways this party treat can be made. The hardest part of this recipe will be straining the ricotta. Don’t panic.
This is how recipes travel and are developed and with the internet and Social Networking things are moving even faster. My mom made this and would fill cakes with it, fill cream puffs with it or serve it with strawberries. Now you can too!
For about 3 dozen strawberries, find some beautiful firm aromatic berries, rinsed well and patted dry with paper towels.