Black Forest Cannoli { #10lbCherryChallenge }


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Chocolate cannoli stuffed with roasted cherries and Kirsch whipped cream.

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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! 

WARRANT 4EVA!!!

Ahem…

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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…

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ENJOY!

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!

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Black Forest Cannoli { #10lbCherryChallenge }
 
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Chocolate cannoli stuffed with roasted cherries and Kirsch whipped cream.
Serves: Makes 8 cookies
Ingredients
For the Cannoli
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
For the Roasted Cherries
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease two baking sheets with baking spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium-size bowl whisk together the egg whites, sugar, canola oil, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add in cocoa powder and flour; continue to whisk until smooth, and no lumps appear.
  5. Spoon 4 mounds of batter onto each baking sheet, using 3 teaspoons of batter for each, spacing cookies 3 inches apart.
  6. With the back of the spoon, spread each cookie to about 4-inch diameter.
  7. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
  8. Using an offset spatula, loosen cookies from baking sheet and shape into tube form. You can use a round metal utensil and wrap the cookies around that.
  9. Set cookies seam-side down and let cool.
In the meantime, prepare the cherries.
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine cherries, sugar, and cornstarch in a mixing bowl and toss to mix.
  3. Transfer to a baking pan/dish.
  4. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes, or until juices are bubbly, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely and put in fridge until ready to use.
Prepare the Whipped Cream.
  1. Combine chilled heavy whipping cream, Kirsch, and powdered sugar in your mixer's bowl.
  2. Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form; chill until ready to use.
Assemble Cookies
  1. Evenly divide roasted cherries and stuff into each cannoli shell.
  2. Spoon the prepared whipped cream into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe filling into cannoli shells.
  3. Serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Cookie

Looking for more cherry inspiration? Check out the rest of the #10lbCherryChallenge Participants!

http://www.thesweetsensations.com
http://www.girlichef.com
http://noblepig.com
http://hungrycouplenyc.blogspot.com/
http://appetiteforchina.com
http://eat-your-heart-out.net
http://www.nibblesandfeasts.com/
http://diethood.com/
http://www.blushandjelly.com
http://www.foodinjars.com
http://eat-drink-love.com
http://www.seaweedandsassafras.com
http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/
www.tasteloveandnourish.com
www.mrsregueiro.com
www.natashaskitchen.com
http://maedeforyou.blogspot.com/
52kitchenadventures.com
http://www.brighteyedbaker.com
http://sweet-remedy.com
http://www.panfusine.com/
http://www.meandmypinkmixer.com/

Comments

  1. says

    Kate, I saw these gems on Pinterest and clicked right over. The cannoli not only look sensational, but the flavor profiles have me wanting one. Nice work!

    • says

      Hi, Tammy!! Thank you! :) After I shaped them, and when they were cool, I dipped the edges in chocolate syrup and then I dipped them in ground pistachios. Nothing too exciting, but they do look better – it adds a bit of pizazz! :)

  2. Megan says

    If anyone has tried these with gluten free flour, I’d love to hear which mix you used! If/when I try it, I’ll comment for other gf folks :)

  3. says

    I my jaw dropped open on this one.. I have never seen such a beautiful cannoli!! :)

    PS.. We love cherries so much… I seriously need a cherry pitter!! That looks great. :)

  4. says

    Holy cannoli! 10 lbs of cherries!! I think I’d die of happiness – in red stained clothes.

    This cannoli looks fantastic! Love the touch of kirsch in the whipped cream.

  5. says

    Gorgeous Black Forest Cannoli, Kate! Actually, the band that sang Cherry Pie is Warrant. (I know!) I had tweeted the same thing to Shanna a couple weeks ago. (Duh!) Hubby corrected me. He’s a walking encyclopedia of rock and roll, I swear. He asked, “Do you remember Bret Michaels singing the song?” I gave him a blank stare and then replied, “No.” Because I didn’t. LOL! That band just looked and sounded like Poison! Sadly, the lead singer and songwriter, Jani Lane, is no longer with us. Have a great weekend, girl, and have fun with your poundage of sweet cherries! xo

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