Chocolate cannoli stuffed with roasted cherries and Kirsch (cherry liqueur) whipped cream.
Do you know what happens when OXO Tools and Northwest Cherries come together? Complete awesomeness, of course!
Aaaaand a 10-pound Cherry Challenge.
Hear this. I received 10 pounds of cherries… no, not a typo. 10 – as in T.E.N.
I know! Lucky dog!!
In fact, it wasn’t just me. 20+ other bloggers were just as lucky as me to be included in this challenge. (See all the participants below)
I wonder how many of them broke into a song when the cherries arrived…
When I saw the box on my front door step, I let my hair down, shook it up a bit, teased it, reached for the Aqua Net and I sang! She’s mah cherreh pie, cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise! Tastes so good, make a grown man cry, sweet cherreh piiiiiie!
We were also sent this really cool OXO 9-Piece Nesting Bowls and Colanders Set. My cherries fit perfectly in them! I also got to use my OXO cherry pitter and my OXO 11-lb. food scale.
No joke, the hubs and I were SO ready to pass a bag of cherries to each member of this little family of four and just go at ’em! The cherries were so good! Dark, sweet, and perfectly ripe.
I am telling you, if it wasn’t for this challenge, these Black Forest Cannoli may not have happened – we would’ve inhaled each one of those cherries, and have the cherry stains to prove it. 10 elbees in mah belleh of sweet, juicy cherries!
However, I am really glad we didn’t do that because the cannoli were just plain incredible. Imagine a thin, chocolate cookie stuffed with roasted cherries and whipped cream! Boozy whipped cream, that is. LOVES IT!
Of course I didn’t use up all 10 pounds for just cannoli… I did a few other things. Like, stuffed my belly. And made cherry jam. And one other recipe that I will feature in the coming days.
Until then, let’s just say that I don’t know what happened to the other 6+ pounds…
P.S. Right now, at this very moment, I’m relaxing with a glass of Moscato and a pound of cherries. This is the life!
Looking for more cherry inspiration? Check out the rest of the #10lbCherryChallenge Participants!