Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

Sometimes you get a fun idea and it simply must be done.   This idea came to me when I was browsing Pinterest one night and I realized how much waffles have really taken off the last couple of years. The craziest waffles I’ve ever made are candied bacon waffles, which were inspired by my nephews. So it was time to do something fun and new, thus Cannoli Waffles.

Marsala Waffles

Even if you don’t go the full monty with these lovelies at least try Marsala in your waffle batter.  It will be a regular waffle ingredient for us now – I never thought I would say that when I started this adventure! It adds this warmth and depth of flavor and still pairs perfectly with plain maple syrup.  Simply take your favorite waffle recipe (or this one) and substitute out 1/2 milk for Marsala.  Otherwise, these waffles are almost more dessert-like than breakfasty, but still a great weekend treat!!

Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

MARSALA WAFFLES

  • 1 cup flour (if you want a more cookie-like waffle, increase by 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar (half sugar, if you don’t like extra-sweet waffles)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, or more to taste* ~ optional
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped* ~ optional

RICOTTA-WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

CHOCOLATE MAPLE SYRUP  *OPTIONAL

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

*Powdered sugar for serving or additional pistachios, if your like me and can’t get enough…

DIRECTIONS:

Whipped Ricotta mix

Ricotta-Whipped Cream:

In your stand-mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer) start whipping heavy cream, once the cream begins to thicken add powdered sugar and continue whipping to stiff peaks.  Fold in ricotta, orange zest, and mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Dry Mix for Waffles

Marsala Waffles Part 1 of 2:

Preheat waffle iron and preheat oven to 200 degrees with rack in upper oven.
(I cooked these on a higher heat setting for a deep caramel color, the extra sugar also makes darker waffles.)

In a medium-large mixing bowl combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; stir until combined.

Wet Ingredients

Combine sugar and liquid ingredients: milk, Marsala, vanilla, butter, and egg.

Batter

Whisk wet ingredient into dry, just until combined.
*if you want extra special cannoli-style waffles fold in 1/4 to 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped pistachios. 

Chocolate Maple Syrup:

(If making Chocolate Maple Syrup – I heat it up and keep it warm on the oven, while I make the waffles.)
In a medium sauce-pan combine maple syrup and chocolate over medium-low heat.  Whisk occasionally to melt chocolate and combine. Once melted reduce heat to low until ready to serve; once ready to serve: remove from heat and stir in butter.

Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

Marsala Waffles Part 2 of 2: 

Pour waffle batter onto hot waffle iron and cook until done and waffles are browned. (The amount of waffle batter depends on the waffle maker. I have one iron that takes a heaping 1/4 cup and the other takes about 2/3 cup.)

Transfer cooked waffles to a oven-safe plate or cookie sheet and keep warm in preheated oven while you cook the remaining batter.

Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup
Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

SERVE!

To me this is the fun part. Your options are endless. Straight up with powdered sugar or maple syrup. Drowned in chocolate maple syrup with ricotta-whipped cream on the side. Layer it up into a waffle cake! Any way you dish it up though it’s tasty and sure to please.

Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

Here is to the waffle-craze,

ApronClad

One Comment on “Cannoli Waffles | Marsala Waffles with Ricotta-Whipped Cream & Chocolate Maple Syrup

  1. You are amazing! No. 1 to make such treats! and No. 2 to organize it enough to post something like this. You are talented!!!!

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