When you hear the word dolce (Italian desserts), you might think of tiramisu, biscotti, ice cream and the Cassata. Among the lesser-known desserts, there’s cannoli and panna cotta. Cannoli are small tubes of fried dough, stuffed with ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit. They were originally a Mardi Gras delicacy. I must admit they are not easy to prepare, but they are terribly satisfying. The last batch out of the fryer os always better than the first. It is also found in good Italian pastry shops. As for panna cotta, it’s a very easy dessert to make. This kind of custard is simply made with cream, gelatin and sugar.