Cooking with Nonna is a site that we love to feature because this girl bakes and cooks some fabulous food! Well, she did it again with a mouth watering recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, it's a Cannoli cheesecake. Okay, you might be wondering what in the world a Cannoli cheesecake might be, and you're about to find out. Not only will you be introduced to an awesome new recipe, but you also get to learn a new term if you didn't know already - like me! So if you are a dessert and pastry lover, you might know that a Cannoli is a pastry filled with sweetened cheeses. Now this lady from the "Cooking with Nonna" website has combined the deliciousness of both a Cannoli and a cheesecake to reach a whole new level of sweetness. This is seriously a great site for finding Italian food inspiration. You can try different recipes from Nonnas all over the world! You will have so many great ideas and a ton of inspiration from this site.
Cheesecake goes way back to ancient Greece, when they would eat it with honey and fruit. The Romans then took their recipe and adapted it to their own ingredients and flavour palette. Now there are many variations of how to make cheesecake. Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts, that mean little tube, which is appropriate for their shape. Cannoli goes back to the Arabs, during the Emirate of Sicily. They were mostly prepared throughout carnival season and were thought to be a symbol for fertility. There is a legend that also traces them back to the harem of Caltanissetta. But now, they are widely known and made in Italy and in American Italian families as well. What a great combination to out the cannoli and cheese cake together as one dessert, like a hybrid dessert! The photos of it look so delicious and the cake itself looks really beautiful too! This would make for a great birthday cake, or maybe even a wedding cake.
She originally created this recipe for a dear friend of hers who loves both Cannolis and cheesecake, and so she decided to combine them to make the ultimate dessert. Now this is clearly her friends new favorite dessert, and it might be yours too. I know I'm excited to try it for myself. This isn't a simple run of the mill recipe, so a bit of baking experience is a great asset. Of course a beginner could pull it off, but it's a bit more labor intensive than many recipes. But still, this Cannoli cheesecake is worth a shot, so whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, I'm sure you're going to be tempted to try it. Included in the recipe are cherries, chopped figs, AND chocolate chips. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is. So I know you probably can't contain your excitement any longer. Give this awesome recipe a try for yourself, you won't be disappointed that you did, and you can also try some more recipes over at Cooking With Nonna too.
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