Italian Pastries

Italian Creamy Cannoncini

There are desserts that recall childhood.  

You know those cakes that taste of pampering and goodness.  

Well, these pastry cones filled with delicious cream bring me back to my childhood in Italy.  

The cream that goes into them is flavored only with lemon rind and cinnamon sticks, just the way my mother used to make it.


While many use puff pastry to make the cones, I use this recipe:


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla



In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar, add oil, white wine, vanilla and flour.  

Mix well until the dough is smooth and soft.  Toss the dough which at this point maybe sticky, on a floured surface until it can be handled.  Roll out the dough into a square.  Cut into strips.   

 Oil each metal cone and wrap one strip of dough around it.

Over medium-high heat, fry few cones at a time until golden.

Remove cones from frying pan and place over paper towels.  

Fill the cones with crema pasticcera.  

Dust with confectionery sugar.


Real Italian CREMA PASTICCERA RECIPE (Custard or Pastry Cream)”

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