Today my fellow bloggers from Sunday Supper and I are sharing recipes to celebrate Mother’s Day.
I must admit that choosing a recipe for this event was quite easy. I have had these Cannoncini alla Crema in my recipe archive for a little while… I was waiting for the right time to publish them. And this is the perfect time and occasion. You see, these Cannoncini alla Crema are usually sold at bakeries and patisseries throughout Italy and people eat them on Sunday or special occasions. In fact, I remember many Sunday lunches finished with one of these delicious pastries. Sunday lunches in our family were always a big family moment, or a moment to share with friends. My parents and I would all help out either in the kitchen or to set the table and wait for our guests with excitement. So, these Cannoncini alla Crema remind me of my Mum and are perfect for #SundaySupper. They are very easy to make and they taste delicious, especially when just made… they are crunchy on the outside and have a delicious creamy and silky filling. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there, and in particular to mine! <3
Make sure to check out all the yummy links at the end of this post to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with! Enjoy and thank you very much to my friend Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake!! for being a fantastic host!
Cannoncini alla Crema #SundaySupper
How to make a classic of Italian patisserie: Cannoncini alla Crema!
- 1 batch of MsM’s Crème Pâtissière
- 2 sheets puff pastry thawed (better if home-made)
- Granulated sugar
Prepare the Crème Pâtissière as per these instructions and keep it to cool down completely.
Cut out strips as long as the sheet of puff pastry (or about 30 cm) and about 2.5 cm – 1 inch wide.
Roll each strip of dough around a cannolo tube (I did 2 strips per cannolo tube, to save some time, but you can do 1 per tube if you prefer). Make sure the pastry strip overlaps itself: you don’t want any holes in your final cannoncino, or the cream will escape.
Brush the top side of the rolled pastry strips with some cold water and coat with granulated sugar.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C – 390°F for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and the sugar has melted.
When ready, carefully remove them form the cannolo tubes (the tubes will be hot, so handle accordingly to avoid getting burnt!) and keep the cannoncini on a wire rack to cool down completely.
Serve immediately at room temperature.
Fill the cannoncini just before serving, so the shells will remain crunchy.
Check out all these amazing recipes from my fellow #SundaySupper bloggers:
Mother’s Day Breakfast:
- Bacon,Egg and Cheddar Scones from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Chai Berry Muffins from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Almond Prune Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Greek Breakfast Strata from Curious Cuisiniere
- Maple Almond Butter from girlichef
- Orange Julius from Neighborfood
- Rum Rolls from Daily Dish Recipes
- Slow Cooker Eggs with an Asian Accent from NinjaBaking.com
Mother’s Day Appetizers, Soups and Salads:
- Asparagus and Prosciutto Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom
- Carrot Ginger Soup from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Chilled Spring Pea Soup from An Appealing Plan
- I Love You Mom Melon Salad from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Strawberry Salad with Asparagus Mousse from Delaware Girl Eats
- Truffled Sea Salt Shrimp Arugula Salad from Family Foodie
- Vegetable Shu Mai from My Healthy Eating Habits
Mother’s Day Main Dishes:
- Betty’s Salad from Jelly Toast
- Brussels Sprouts Kofta from Soni’s Food
- Cajun Shrimp Eggplant Casserole from Food Lust People Love
- Crepes Lorraine from Noshing With The Nolands
- Greek Chicken Pizza from Casa de Crews
- Ham and Spinach Quiche from Try Anything Once Culinary
- Lightened-Up Penne & Tomato Cream Sauce with Peas & Prosciutto from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Mac & Cheese Dressed Up for Mother’s Day from Cooking Chat
- Mini Pot Pies from Jane’s Adventures in Cooking
- Paprika Shrimp from Nosh My Way
- Spears in a Blanket from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Mother’s Day Desserts:
- Banana Cream Pie from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Black-Eyed Susan from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cannoncini alla Crema from Manu’s Menu
- Chocolate Babka from Run DMT
- Chocolate Caramel Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Creme Brûlée from Desserts Required
- Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Gluten Free Lemon Curd Pie from Gluten Free Crumbley
- Lemon Cookies from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Limoncello Lemon Pound Cake from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Mom’s Glazed Blueberry Tarts from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mom’s Coconut Macaroons from MealDiva
- Mango Sorbet from Pescetarian Journal
- PB&J Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Peach Cobbler from Cookin’ Mimi
- Pina Colada Cake from The Foodie Army Wife
- Pineapple Empanadas from La Cocina de Leslie
- Scotch Tea Cookies from Shockingly Delicious
- Strawberry Shortcake Whipped Cream Cupcakes from Seduction in the Kitchen
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Pies and Plots
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Oh, wow! I’m swooning over this amazing celebratory treat, Manu! Just gorgeous. Perfect way to honor your mother!! Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, my friend.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Never had one, want one RIGHT NOW!
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
Your Cannoncini alla Crema look amazing! I never had one, but would love to try one or two or three! Great recipe! Happy Mother’s Day!!
Nichole C says
These seriously look heavenly!
Marlene @Nosh My Way says
I want one right now. You make these look like I am at an Italian Bakery. Well done.
Deanna Samaan says
WOW! I love these cookies! They are my favorite! Happy Mother’s Day!
What a beautiful dessert, Manu! I would love to finish a special family meal with your cannoncini!
Shannon R says
I need to pick up some puff pastry, these look awesome. Beware, I might have to make up a special occasion to eat them though, yum 😉
Ooh this looks absoutely delicious and a very special treat indeed 🙂 Craving for one right now!!!
Laura Dembowski says
These are absolutely beautiful! So perfect for Mother’s Day!
The Ninja Baker says
Sooo very gourmet and gorgeous, Manu! Wish I could take a bite of that golden baked bliss with whipped cream right now!…Your children may have a hard time topping this wonder…But then again, the most precious gift they can give is their love, si?
Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits says
the cannoncini looks devilishly tempting! I wish we had an Italian bakery nearby. No…maybe that wouldn’t be such a good idea. I’d look like a ballon.
Well, hello there!! I will take a dozen please, drooling!!
My entire family would go crazy for these! Amazingly yummy!!!
these look wonderful!
These look so yummy! Not to mention totally fancy schmancy, way to go over the top for all the wonderful Mothers out there!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom says
oh my goodness!!! stunning and absolutely beautiful Cannoncini alla Crema!!!!
Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva says
Gorgeous! I wish my mom had made these growing up. Most of our food came from boxes or cans.
Your photos are always stunning!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Oh my goodness Manu, I need one of these like now! They look amazing and perfect for Mother’s Day!
Paolo (@quatrofromaggio) says
Gorgeous, I’ve always considered these an exclusive of the best pasticcerie, the Italian pastry shops, I’ve never dared making them at home. I should reconsider now that I can no longer find a proper pasticceria in the area where I live (Vancouver). Thanks Manu!
These remind me of cannoli which are very popular in the Philadelphia area and they look easier to make.
Dionne Baldwin says
These are beautiful! I would love to make these treats. I see them in bakeries and I stare longingly, wishing that I could make them. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I think I may give this a try!
Steff Green says
Excuse me for saying seriously they look burnt and the reason beeing is that this is no recipe in a recipe you do not just simply drop two sheets puff pastry that is a lazy option and quite frankly is why they look nothing like they should
Thanks for your comment. They were not burnt. This is the way we make them in Italy: the sugar on the top is caramelized. If you read the recipe, I also give the option of making your own puff pastry. I have a tutorial for that on the site. Here’s the link: http://www.manusmenu.com/home-made-puff-pastry I often use home-made (which is obviously a better option), but not everyone has the time and skills to make their own puff pastry.