Cannoli Pancakes

This Italian inspired recipe takes the traditional pancake to a whole new delicious level. This delectably decadent but easy breakfast idea will bring big smiles to the little ones faces!

Serves 10 – 12 people
(depending on the size of the pancakes)

Rating (11 ratings)


For the filling
250g ricotta
100ml whipped cream
4 tbsp. Siúcra Icing Sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tbsp. Marsala (or sherry)
2 lemons, zest only
2 tbsp. candied lemon peel
80g dark chocolate, chopped

For the pancakes
180g plain flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp. Siúcra Caster Sugar
1 egg
250ml milk
2 to 3 tbsp water, if batter is too thick

Butter & sunflower oil, for frying

Siúcra Icing Sugar, to dust
Melted chocolate, to decorate


To prepare the filling
1.    Whisk together the ricotta, cream and Siúcra Icing Sugar. Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla bean paste, Marsala and lemon zest.
2.    Lightly fold in the candied lemon peel and chopped chocolate. Spoon into a piping bag without a nozzle and place in the fridge until the pancakes are ready to be assembled.

To make the pancakes
1.    Place the flour, salt and Siúcra Caster Sugar into a bowl.
2.    Whisk the egg and milk together in a jug and then pour it into the flour mix until a thin batter forms.
3.    Pour this back into the jug as it will be easier to pour into the frying pan and leave the batter to settle for 10 minutes.
4.    To cook the pancakes, heat the frying pan and add a little butter and oil. Pour some batter into the hot pan and swirl it around to form a circle. The pancakes should be small to represent the size of a cannoli (8-10cm) so choose a small frying pan.  
5.    Cook for about 1½ minutes until golden and then flip or lift over and cook for about another ½ minute. 
6.    Place on a clean plate continuing to make all the batter.
7.    Place sheets of parchment paper in between the pancakes to prevent them from sticking and allow to cool.

To serve
1.    Pipe the filling lengthways in the cooled pancakes and roll up, place the cannoli pancakes on a serving platter, dust with icing sugar and spoon over melted chocolate. 
2.    Serve immediately and enjoy!


Recipe supplied by Catherine Fulvio

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