22.5.08

shf: citrus with key lime "cannoli"

sugar high friday was created by jennifer of the domestic goddess. this month is hosted by tartelette and of course she just had to pick citrus ... during my most busiest month of school!! this is the last week to get anything done and i have nothing to show for it yet. time to get the juices flowing, so to speak :)

i bake a lot of chocolate things because that is what is usually requested. but personally i love citrus. i had some mascarpone leftover from these lovely cookies. i searched high and low for a recipe that combined it with some citrus flavor and finally found a recipe from gourmet on epicurious. it was called key lime mascarpone "cannoli" and i should've known better with those rabbit ears. why mess with the great thing that is the cannoli?? but SHF was less than a week away so i plowed ahead.

key lime "cannoli"

and folks, let the rabbit ears be a lesson to you all ... don't be fooled!! i'm still including this recipe in the link because the flavor was there and it was definitely yummy. and maybe somebody more industrious and intelligent than i can figure out how to tweak the method to make this work. the shells became too greasy (and sticky when dry) and too delicate. the filling never really firmed up, although i think that was due to my over zealous mixing.

sugar high friday

but i can't have these almost there but not quite "cannolis" be my only citrus treat for SHF. i'm hoping to squeeze in one more thing by saturday ...

and un-related, but does anyone know how to get rid of highlights in photoshop (see bad photo below)?? or even better yet, how to adjust my camera/light set-up to avoid this problem?

too many highlights

13 comments:

  1. Your cannolis look gorgeous. As for photoshop, I'd try using the clone stamp tool.

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  2. so in this case, i should take the gun and leave the cannoli? eh, i wouldn't turn them away. :)

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  3. I'm impressed you tackled these!

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  4. I'm impressed you tackled these!

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  5. Well, they look absolutely gorgeous, even if they didn't work out like you hoped. And I'm definitely not a photoshop pro (although I'd like to learn) so I can't really help!

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  6. Ok, I'm Italian and am a big cannoli fan, but I've sometimes wished the actual pastry part of a cannoli was a bit thinner. Honestly, I think yours looks absolutely crispy and fabulous. I think i'll need to try this.

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  7. Ok, I'm Italian and am a big cannoli fan, but I've sometimes wished the actual pastry part of a cannoli was a bit thinner. Honestly, I think yours looks absolutely crispy and fabulous. I think i'll need to try this.

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  8. Honestly these look like something you might find in a pastry shop. They're beautiful!

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  9. I'm ALWAYS amazed at the intricacy of this lovely pastry. I live in a largely Italian community and you can find cannoli in every bakery and in every variety known to man. Just gorgeous.

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  10. These look fantastic! I think you tackled them great!!

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  11. These look beautiful and very time consuming! I'm impressed!

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  12. one humble soul Mimi...these look fantastic, very pretty indeed!

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  13. Yum! Key lime and mascarpone go so well together!

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