I have lived in East York for a decade now, and over that time various people have told me that I should try the cannoli from the North Pole Bakery, which is located at Danforth and Greenwood. To be honest, I don’t often walk along that part of the Danforth because it can be a bit sketchy, but I just happened to be walking by the other day and decided to pop in.
What a treat!
I was greeted with a big smile by Lucy who owns and runs the shop. I saw a big stack of cannoli behind the glass, so I said I would like to buy some. She was kind enough to explain that if I wanted to try the “award-winning” cannoli, they were the Sicilian cannoli and it would take a couple minutes to prepare them.
Apparently the trick is that they do not put in the filling until you order them. That way, the shell stays super crispy. I ended up buying six, but as you can see from my cover picture, within seconds of being home the kids had eaten two of them. They are a wonderful combination – rich creamy ricotta filling and a crunchy pastry shell. I will definitely be going back … but for the sake of my waistline, probably not until the new year!