Make This Cannoli Cream Filled With Cannabis
Cannoli are considered a delicious dessert. They are as Sicilian as possible, that is, originally Arab , and then adapted and perfected by the melodramatic people of this arid paradise. The confection sailed through the seaport of South Street (Pre-Ellis Island) and parked on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, where it continues today in several surviving Italian bakeries. Cannolo, as they are called in Palermo, Sicily, are deep-fried cakes filled with sweet cheese and topped with other treats.
The Sicilian island where I was born, Staten Island is where you can now taste semi-authentic cannoli. Come at Christmas and Easter, twice a year, when paisans like me have to return to the nest, the queues at these bakeries sometimes last for several hours. And since Sicilians were the pioneers of organized crime, including the rum trade and heroin pizzerias, it makes sense to add the most popular illegal substance to Sicilian treats since the ban on alcohol : hemp.
Frying cannoli tubes is not for the faint of heart, and without a pasta machine, a spacious deep fryer and special metal pipes, you are out of luck. Fortunately, they can be bought in bulk from Amazon, as well as from non-Bezos sources through Ferrara Bakery , where I eat cannoli with real Italian espresso and rainbow biscuits all the time.
Putting any strain of cannabis in the shell would be foolish anyway, since THC evaporates at 300 ° F and deep-frying starts at 350 ° F. Fresh creamy ricotta flavored with your own flavor is where you can dose. You can use several different types of active hemp, such as a small amount of potent coconut oil or butter, concentrates, or, what I like best about sweets, a tincture of glycerin.
To make a tincture of cannabis glycerin:
Finely ground cannabis decarboxylate at 200 ° F for 15 minutes. Using an extraction machine like the MB2 or a sous vide machine, process the cannabis with two ounces of vegetable glycerin. Strain and store in the freezer. Each teaspoon contains about 58 milligrams of THC, which gives your cannoli a very cold mixture, 10 milligrams in each large and 5 milligrams in a mini, also known as a cigarette .
To prepare the cream you will need:
- 24 mini or 12 large cannoli shells
- 1 pound ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of one lemon
- ¼ pound of dark chocolate
- Extra chocolate for shell dipping
- 1 teaspoon cannabis glycerin tincture
- ½ cup sugar
If you want chocolate-covered seashells, melt the chocolate in a measuring cup and gently dip each tube about a third. Let it cure completely before starting filling. You can cook the night before and refrigerate the ingredients if you just want to eat the pipe and eat, which is the preferred strategy for optimal shell crushing.
Using a strainer and a coffee filter or paper towel, let the ricotta drain over a bowl in the refrigerator overnight. Before you get the cheese, chop the chocolate and grate the lemon zest.
Place the strained ricotta in a medium bowl, mix with the sugar, cannabis tincture and vanilla, then divide into two equal portions. In one add the lemon zest, and in the other, gently stir the chocolate.
Use a spatula to transfer both mixtures to two piping bags or a freezer bag and get ready to start baking!
Squeeze about ⅛ cup into a small sink, cups into a large one. The drier the ricotta, the easier it will hold its shape and not look like a ball of random cream.
Garnish the shells with chocolate chips or lemon wedges and eat like Jersey Shore Winnie during his nephew’s christening.