Enjoy a creative meal with Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio’s Cannoli Pancakes. This Italian inspired recipe takes the traditional pancake to a whole new delicious level. This delectably decadent but easy breakfast idea will bring big smiles to the little ones faces!
Serves 10 – 12 people (depending on the size of the pancakes)
For the filling
100ml whipped cream
4 tbsp. Siúcra Icing Sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tbsp. Marsala (or sherry)
2 lemons, zest only
2 tbsp. candied lemon peel
80g dark chocolate, chopped
For the pancakes
180g plain flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp. Siúcra Caster Sugar
2 to 3 tbsp water, if batter is too thick
Butter & sunflower oil, for frying
Siúcra Icing Sugar, to dust
Melted chocolate, to decorate
To prepare the filling
- Whisk together the ricotta, cream and Siúcra Icing Sugar. Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla bean paste, Marsala and lemon zest.
- Lightly fold in the candied lemon peel and chopped chocolate. Spoon into a piping bag without a nozzle and place in the fridge until the pancakes are ready to be assembled.
To make the pancakes
- Place the flour, salt and Siúcra Caster Sugar into a bowl.
- Whisk the egg and milk together in a jug and then pour it into the flour mix until a thin batter forms.
- Pour this back into the jug as it will be easier to pour into the frying pan and leave the batter to settle for 10 minutes.
- To cook the pancakes, heat the frying pan and add a little butter and oil. Pour some batter into the hot pan and swirl it around to form a circle. The pancakes should be small to represent the size of a cannoli (8-10cm) so choose a small frying pan.
- Cook for about 1½ minutes until golden and then flip or lift over and cook for about another ½ minute.
- Place on a clean plate continuing to make all the batter.
- Place sheets of parchment paper in between the pancakes to prevent them from sticking and allow to cool.
- Pipe the filling lengthways in the cooled pancakes and roll up, place the cannoli pancakes on a serving platter, dust with icing sugar and spoon over melted chocolate.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!