Cannoncini stuffed with Italian cream

Cannoncini stuffed with Italian cream

 Cannoncini stuffed with Italian cream

Ingredients :

To prepare pastry cream

3 egg yolks

3 tablespoons (30 g) all-purpose flour

Half a cup (100 g) of sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

8 ounces of milk

For the cannon

1 sheet of thawed puff pastry (about 8 ounces, 225g)

1/4 cup (50g) sugar

1 egg (for the egg wash)

icing sugar to decorate


Start by preparing the crema pastisserie:

Heat the milk until it is hot (not boiling).

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract, and flour until light and fluffy.

Beat in the milk one by one, making sure that there are no lumps.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly until it comes to a slow boil. The cream will thick, so be careful not to letting it stick to bottom.

Lower the flame and cook for a few more minutes until it reaches the desired thickness.

Pour the cream into a glass container, cover with plastic wrap and let cool. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

For pastry horns:

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Sprinkle some sugar on the counter and on the puff pastry as well. Roll it into a rectangle about 9 by 12 inches.

Cutting to 12 slices (about 1 inch thick). A way to do this: cut the dough into three parts, then each part into four slices.

Roll each strip onto a horn mold (in the shape of a cone). The dough should overlap (about half the length).

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment with the side (the end of the strip) down.

Beat an egg with a little water. Brush each dough cone with egg cream.

Make sure to keep the eggs away from the skillet. The pastry horn will be difficult to remove from the mold once it is baked.

Bake in a 400°F (200°C) oven for 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Let them cool for a few minutes and then carefully remove them from the mold.

If the dough sticks to the pan, you can press it slightly into the pan (to reduce the circumference) and very gently stir it into the pastry until it separates.

Before serving, decorate with cream using a pastry bag. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and


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