I’ve never been much of a cannoli fan. But today, I went searching for a Wifi connection so I could download some books on my Kindle Fire. I went back to that other little mountain town above me, Linguaglossa, and started wandering the streets in search of. Sometimes you just luck out. My first stop was a café/pastry shop; and when I asked where I could get a Wifi connection, I was told “qui”..... here.
I felt obligated to buy a cappachino in exchange for the free Wifi (it’s not free everywhere here); and while I was sipping and downloading, I was also eyeing all the pretty pastries in the case that was right next to me…..I mean, within grabbing distance. I saw the cannoli and decided it was time to try one. It was about noon, and I was a little hungry. I’ve never been a huge fan of cannoli….ricotta cheese has never been a favorite….but since cannoli are big in Sicily, I thought I should at least give it a chance.
All I can say is…HOLY CANNOLI! This was the best cannoli I had ever tasted in my life….not that I have eaten hundreds; but if I lived here, I’m sure I would be eating these regularly. The ricotta cheese was flavored with spices and its texture was deliciously smooth and creamy and rich. I was in cannoli heaven. Of course, I bought a couple to take home. Here’s what one of these delightful treats looks like….it’s a big’un...that's a dinner fork.
They also had ones filled with yellow cream and others with chocolate cream. I think I must try them all!