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Old 08-06-2015, 08:34 AM   #31
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Wow - there are a lot of great ideas here. Saving this thread for the future.

I've made the filling for the cannolis - it's yummy. Do you think it would freeze gracefully? I have a small freezer in the camper. It's packed in two small plastic containers. The primary ingredients are ricotta, mascarpone and sugar. Will the texture change if I freeze it?
Make a test run. Take a couple of tablespoons and freeze it. Then thaw it out.

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Old 08-08-2015, 07:25 AM   #32
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What about making a BIG batch of cookies? Ginger snaps come to mind. Make them at home. On the day of serving them whip up a big bowl of some sort of thick filling.....like they put between Oreo cookies. Just slather the filling on the bottom of one cookie and slick the bottom of another cookie on. You have homemade Oreos!
Make the cookies nice and big and a bit soft.
For ginger snap cookies I'd use a white filling with a white rum flavoring.

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Old 08-08-2015, 09:11 AM   #33
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Nanaimo bars are a natural. See this for the recipe - Nanaimo Bars | City of Nanaimo

For a variation, you could substitute Nutella for the unsalted butter in the third layer, and give it your own name instead of Nanaimo, and maybe use chopped hazelnuts instead of chopped almonds.

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Old 08-11-2015, 02:25 PM   #34
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Just an update - the cannoli went over well. The filling held well in the fridge and piped beautifully. Then we dipped the ends in chopped chocolate, pistachios or tucked a cherry into the end.

Here is the filling recipe which was AMAZING

30 ounces ricotta cheese - drained overnight in cheese cloth
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 C (or to taste) confectioner's sugar
1/4 C granulated sugar
zest of 1/2 orange
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp vanilla
3 drops almond extract

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Old 08-11-2015, 02:38 PM   #35
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Oooohh, those look fantastic, Janet! I see why they went over well
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:48 PM   #36
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Well if the crowd was expecting "something awesome" they sure got it Janet! Take a bow girl!!

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Old 08-11-2015, 03:21 PM   #37
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Those look wonderful, Janet!
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #38
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:47 PM   #39
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Looks great, Janet!
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:18 PM   #40
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Very nice job, Janet. You're group better have been impressed.

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