Several months ago I had a freshly piped cannoli from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe at the opening day event for The Meat House in Branford. I was so taken by this delectable Italian pastry that I took the mic from the DJ and announced to all the people at the party that this was the best cannoli I’d ever had. This is a true story and not an exaggeration.
My boyfriend surprised me with cannolis from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe on New Years Eve (what a guy) and they are still the best cannoli’s I have ever had! The crust was airy, crunchy, and fresh. The filling was creamy, the ideal sweetness, and had chocolate bits that added flavor and textural interest. They were generously coated with confectioners sugar. The pastry shell was still crunchy and delicious days later.
He also brought home a slice of hazelnut chocolate mousse cake that was so good it was hard to stop eating after two bites. A silky smooth hazelnut mousse center atop a moist yet crumbly chocolate crust contrasted nicely against the layer of chopped hazelnuts sprinkled on top. It took ever fiber of my being to not finish the whole slice in one sitting in an attempt to exercise some restraint after eating a cannoli and a thousand Christmas cookies.
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