Holy cannoli!

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If you know me, you know I’d walk a mile for a good cannoli. (Okay, who are we kidding… with my bad knee? I’d drive, but that didn’t sound nearly as dramatic.)

And now? It looks like I’ll have to drive an hour.

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Yes boys and girls, it’s true. A small Italian market in Portland will now be carrying Modern Pastry’s ever so scrumptious tubular slices of heaven.

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Mike’s? Don’t even bother, it’s Modern all the way.

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There’s a reason Clemenza chose pastry over firepower, and trust me… it’s Modern.

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Dipped shell, Chantilly cream filling with chocolate chips. Be still my heart.

❤️

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14 thoughts on “Holy cannoli!”

  1. Oh wow those look super delish!! There use to be a bakery here years ago that made awesome cannolis, it was called Rose’s Italian Bakery. It had cannolis, lobster shell pastry’s and zeppole they sold in mini brown paper bags with chocolate or raspberry sauce on the side. Oh man it was good, but they closed a couple years ago and now no Italian pastry’s….😡. So you go girl and get your cannoli fix!!

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  2. 1. Cannoli should be filled at the time of purchase – if you are buying an already filled cannoli they are stale and the shell is soggy. Trust me – I am Italian from New York City and my mother used to make cannoli at home.
    2. Mike’s is a tourist trap. Modern is heaven on Earth. I used to live in the Charlestown Navy Yard Condos. Saturday mornings we would take the ferry across the the harbor (or bay or whatever the hell it’s called) to do our weekly shopping in the Old North End. First stop was a salumeria, and then Modern where I would get a sfogliatelle, warm from the oven. Oh man oh man – ain’t never had nuthin’ that good before or since.

    Except maybe the donuts From Frangelli’s in South Philly – get there there around 10am and the donuts are still warm and they fill them on demand. I take mine with raspberry preserves and covered in cinnamon sugar. Oddly enough they didn’t do Italian pastries so well, for that we went to Varallo Bros. Luckily we lived between the two bakeries – 4 or 5 blocks in one direction – donuts; 4 or 5 blocks in the other direction pignoli cookies (and cannoli – filled fresh if you knew enough to ask.)

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