Honey Cannoli Breakfast Tartines
Chef Tamara Westerhold
These cannoli tartines make an easy but elegant addition to the breakfast menu and can double as snacks. All they require is a quick blending of mascarpone or ricotta cheese with five other ingredients to make a spread that resembles cannoli filling, plus a baguette of French or sourdough bread. To save even more time, package the cheese spread in a small container with a few bread slices and have customers make their own tartines.
¾ cup mascarpone, ricotta or cream cheese, softened
2½ tbsp. honey, plus additional for drizzling
1 tbsp. grated orange zest
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup toasted salted pistachios, chopped, (reserve 2 tbsp.)
1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips (reserve 2 tbsp.)
8 slices sourdough baguette (1/2-in. thick), lightly toasted
- In small bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, honey, orange zest and cinnamon until well blended. Fold in all but the reserved portion of pistachios and mini chocolate chips.
- Spread a generous 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese mixture onto each baguette slice; sprinkle reserved pistachios and chocolate chips evenly across tartines. Drizzle with additional honey and serve immediately.
Photo courtesy of National Honey Board