Monday, November 30, 2009


Canolis were made and eaten last week in accordance with the Daring Bakers edict. (Life has thrown me a little right now, so very little post today.) Lets be official about this: The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She added her own modifications/changes, so the recipe is not 100% verbatim from either book.


But, I did want to thank everyone for commenting about Michael Symon’s book. The drawing was held with much ceremony and drawn from our fanciest hat. The winner was chosen at random by a girl who only knows half the alphabet (which should make the drawing half random.)
And the winner is:
More importantly, I will send a check for $44 to the Cleveland Foodbank. Thanks to all.


glamah16 said...

That child knows how to pick them! I know the past few weeks have been rough, and I hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving. I'm so look forward to reading this booka nd teying out some recipes. Thank you and Thank Maybelle for picking me.

grace said...

i always wondered if cannoli was plural and if it was, what the singular form would be. good to know. :)

Lori said...

How cute is that. Dump the entries over your head- now that was random.

Hope everything is fine with you.

Wasn't the pasta machine great for this challenge. Rolled it so nice and thin and the dough rolled so nice.

NKP said...

Great cannoli!
And congratulations to Glamah!!

Hope you are feeling well,

Anonymous said...

Your cannoli look delicious and congrats to the winner of the cookbook!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

The cannoli look beautiful. Good call on using the pasta maker. I wish I had gotten mine out.

Love the pictures of the random drawing, too... Too cute!

lisaiscooking said...

Your cannoli look great! And, the giveaway post resulted in a very nice contribution to a great cause.

Lisa said...

Your cannoli turned out perfect and lovely, and so cute having your daughter pick a winner of MS's cookbook! I was thinking of having my nephew choose my first giveaway winner..when I finally get it up. Thanks for deep frying with me this month!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love the cannoli and the wonderful helper !!

Kate. said...

Oh, I didn't know you're a Daring Baker/Cook! I just joined- November's challenge was my first. And December's looks pretty exciting! Happy baking.

Alexa said...

Nice pictures of your cannoli-making fun. They look delicious. Good thing you had such charming help! :-)

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Those photos really made me smile :)