The Best Places for Cannoli Around Connecticut
Showtime has been playing The Godfather over the past few weeks, and every time that I watch it, I crave cannoli. Why?
I'm half-Italian, the good half, and I grew up with a deep love for anything that's been stuffed with Ricotta cheese. Calzone? Oh yes. Manicotti? Please. My favorite ricotta-stuffed food though is cannoli.
Cannoli is an Italian pastry - Little open-ended shells of fried pastry dough, like a sweet taco, stuffed with sweetened ricotta cheese (Or Mascarpone, or...<Shudder> Whipped cream.
Yeah, there is such a thing as a bad cannoli. Just like anything on the market, there are some places that cut corners and use inferior ingredients. I'm here to guide you to the good places. I've earned my radio nickname of Large Dave, and I've eaten thousands of cannoli over my 52 years. Here are some of my favorite bakeries and specialty shops around Connecticut that I believe have mastered the art of cannoli.
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