Cannoli French Toast

One of my favorite parts of this job is making breakfast.  I have always loved entertaining and feeding people.  There’s just something special about it – ya know? And the best part of having and staying at a bed and breakfast is the breakfast, right?

I find inspiration for everything everywhere, from breakfast ideas to decorating, you never know when something will inspire you.  I often find inspiration on instagram .  One day while scrolling through my feed, I found a picture of Three Sisters Cottages’ breakfast.  I mean – YUMM! Doesn’t this look amazing – I have to figure out how to make this.

Cannolli breakfast inspiration photo

So – first I googled.  Then I talked with Italian guests.  Then I played.  My version is a stuffed french toast.  It’s a tiny bit labor intensive, but honestly not bad.  I would make this for a full house.  My recipe will make 12 rolls, and I serve 2 per person.  Your mileage may very 🙂

Cannoli filling:

  • 1 Cup full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 contain marscapone cheese
  • 2T sugar
  • 2t powdered vanilla
  • shy 1/2 cup dark chocolate mini chocolate chips
  • zest from 2 oranges

Mix all ingredients together until fluffy, set aside.

French Toast:

Cut the crusts off 12 slices of good quality whole grain bread.  Using a rolling pin, roll the bread out as thin as you can.  Place a heaping spoonful of cannoli filling on each slice of bread, leave a border around the bread edges as the filling will ooze out.  Roll up.  You may find that you need to put a little egg on the bread to help it stick to itself.

Egg Wash:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1t light vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Whip all ingredients together.  Roll the stuffed bread in the egg wash and then transfer to a hot griddle.  Roll the french toast while cooking to brown all sides.  Plate and then dust with powdered sugar.  I serve this with orange slices and sausage.  It’s really very good.  Trust me – that’s lots of food – we generally start this meal with granola parfaits.

Carriage Corner's Cannolli Stuffed French Toast

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