Friday, November 29, 2013

November Daring Bakers Challenge: Sfogliatelle

Who knew that making ricotta was so easy??? Well, know I do! This month's Daring Bakers Challenge was to make Sfogliatelle and one of the required elements was making the ricotta from scratch. Easy and SOOOOO good! Unfortunately, the picture of my ricotta is currently missing. Just use your imagination to visualize a lovely blob of white ricotta. :)

The sfogliatelle is a pastry wrapped around a ricotta/candied orange filling. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but was thinking it would be sort of like a filled doughnut. Boy, I was wrong. The ricotta was absorbed into the pastry, creating a lovely flavor without any goo. Can't complain!!

Sandie of the lovely blog, Crumbs of Love, was our November hostess. Sandie challenged us to make a traditional Italian dessert, along with its American version – Sfogliatelle (or better known in the US – lobster tails!) The flakey, 1000 layers of super thin dough, shaped into a horn and filled with a scrumptious filling. Così buono!

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