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Dear Readers,

A number of years ago my husband gave me an interesting cookbook for Christmas entitled “Recipes 1-2-3” by Rozanne Gold.  Ms. Gold contends that one can prepare “fabulous food using only three ingredients”.  She does not count water, salt or pepper as ingredients.  I decided to see if her premise was true by making the Cannoli Custard recipe.  The result was delicious and I want to share the recipe with you.  I will quote from her informative and interesting cookbook.

“Cannoli” Custard

(Clemenza, in the movie The Godfather, says “Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.”  I say, keep the custard.  Who needs the shells?”)

2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese

9 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

3/4 teaspoon rum extract

Gently whip the ricotta, sugar, and rum extract in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Do not overblend.  Divide equally among 3 or 4 martini glasses.  Chill well.  Sprinkle additional confectioners’ sugar, through a coarse sieve, over the top of custard just before serving.  Serves 4.

Ms. Gold suggests some add-ons:  Fold in 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips or white raisins plumped in rum.  Sprinkle crushed amaretti cookies or grated chocolate on top.

Enjoy and remember to always

Keep smilin’!

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