A Salty Twist On An Italian Sweet

August 13, 2018

Bacon is the best. It’s salty, fatty, and goes great with sweet and savory flavors alike. A fatty and meaty food that can pass as salt and oil in a recipe, you can eat it with anything you like! A cannoli is an Italian pastry originating from Sicily that is popular today in both Italy and America. Why not make a cannoli with bacon instead of the pastry dough? You’ll get more flavor and less carbs for the bite, and a salty punch to your snacks!

In order to make the bacon shells, wrap strips of bacon around a metal and oven safe tube of some sort. Aluminum foil works great for this, as you can make the tubes any size or shape you’d like. By wrapping the bacon, you’re helping to give its shape when you bake it, which is the next step in the process.

Bake your bacon rolls in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. While the bacon is baking, make your filling with two cups of heavy cream, a third of a cup of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of nutmeg.

Beat all of this with a hand mixer until stiff peaks are formed in the cream. Add four ounces of mini chocolate chips to the mix, and fold it gently to keep the stiff texture of the cream. Once it is incorporated and the bacon shells are cooled, fill those rolls up and enjoy the sweet and savory bacon cannolis!

By: Eon Kyong

 

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