This was the end result, but it took a while to get here: IMG_7090

I thought I'd make a cannoli filling but serve it in puff pastry cups with fruit.  Everything was fine except I chose a skim milk ricotta... which is tastes and feels, to me, like ground rubber.


I tried my best to doctor it up.  Adding extra mascarpone and whipping it up.  Nothing worked.


It looks nice, but the texture is unfit.  The overall texture is "rubbery."


So, I whipped mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla to make a sublime filling for the strawberries:


Then, serving it on thin slices of mango, the the textures and flavours were perfect.  It's simple, it's subtly rich, it's sublime.