Did I already mention that I was a fatte? "What is a fatte?" you may ask.
Well, it's not a real word. I saw it on a meme once. It basically means I'm a fancy fatty. I have a few extra pounds on me, but it's not from eating take out or junk all of the time. We eat about 90% of our food from home.
My definition means I like to eat fancy, or Minimally Fancy, foods. I love to cook with butter, cream gravies, homemade desserts, fondue, au gratin from scratch-those kinds of rich foods.
I'm currently trying to balance those things out with oatmeal almond milk smoothies. Wish me luck.
Today I made Cannoli inspired won tons with some mascarpone and won ton wrappers we had in the fridge.
I threw a recipe together:
8 ounces of mascarpone
1/4 powdered sugar
1 tsp almond flavoring
1/4 cup chocolate chips
won ton wrappers
Additional Powdered sugar for dusting
The mascarpone was just out of the fridge, so I microwaved it about 15 seconds to get it softened.
I mixed everything but the additional powdered sugar together with a spoon.
Then, I placed small amounts of the mixture in the center of the won ton wrapper. Don't overfill and try to keep the edges free of the filling. I wet two sides of the won ton and folded them over to seal the edges.
I fried them very lightly and quickly, turning once. It should take less than 2 minutes with oil preheated on medium-high temperature.
It's important to let them cool down because that filling is going to be super hot and lava-like.
It all came about when I was looking for a snack. When I reached for the smoked gouda cheese wheel, I saw we had an open container of mascarpone that needed to be used.
We had won ton wrappers left over from making cheese puffs- similar to those sold at Chinese restaurants.
That was at the request of my son who has been doing some solid tinkering in the kitchen lately.
So, I got the idea to make some cannoli. The filling at least. I didn't have any cannoli shells and was not about to try making those from scratch. How did I know that marscapone was used in cannolis? I'm sure I did some research along the way, but basically because fatte. That's why.
So as I retrieved the chocolate chips from the fridge (because I like cold chocolate), I saw them-the won ton wrappers.
Boom went the dynamite. I briefly thought of whether I should fry the won ton separately, or fry them with the filling.
I only had 10 wrappers. I made them all.
They were quite a delicious alternative version to the dessert cannolis we love. Ava really liked them and suggested I blog about it.
So I did.
Blogging was an afterthought, so I didn't take many pics. Not many were needed.
There is a lot of filling left over. It should go well with some graham crackers another day.