WOW, don’t they look nice? TOASTY!!!

What do you do when your oven breaks and you have guests for dinner? I was going to make a nice cake but that’s not possible because the oven is broken. But I need to have a dessert, a dessert that does not need the oven, the Tiramisu’?, no, because I wanted something my friends had not yet had in my house; Cannoli? No, I don’t have anytime.

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EUREKA !!! I saw the sandwich toaster and I thought why not.

I went to the supermarket and bought puff pastry. I elongated it a bit with the rolling pin and cut into squares of about 3 inches each side.


Then I put the toaster plate on preheat and cooked them until they became golden on both sides.  I let the pastries cool and then cut them in half.


Days ago I had prepared cannoli and some ricotta remained, I used it to fill the two halves of the pastry.

Meanwhile I have prepared the Italian Chantilly Cream; a combination of pastry cream and whipped cream.

The preparation of this cream is: first prepare the pastry cream, you can find the recipe here, and then whip 250 g of whipping cream.

When the pastry cream is then cooled, next add the whipped cream little by little, mixing the two creams from bottom to top, so the cream will have a good consistency. I added strawberries cut into small pieces, so I could use my cream to fill TOASTY.


What do say? Do you like them? Aren’t they pretty?


But above all they are delicious, my friends River and Andrew were wowed.


Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: delicious, dessert, italian dessert, pastry, toasty
Servings: 6


  • 500 g puff pastry 17 oz
  • 250 g whipping cream 8.8 oz
  • 150 g strawberries 5.3 oz

Pastry cream

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 125 g sugar 4.4 oz
  • 45 g corn starch 3 tbsp
  • 500 ml whole milk 2 cups
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • grated lemon peel

Ricotta Cream

  • 1000 g ricotta 5 cups
  • 400 g powdered sugar ~ 2 cups
  • dark chocolate chips


Puff pastry

  • Unfold the sheets of puff pastry previously thawed in the fridge for 2 hrs.
  • Elongate them a bit with the rolling pin and cut into squares of about 3 inches each side.
  • Put the toaster plate on preheat and cook them until they became golden on both sides
  • Then let the pastries cool and then cut them in half.

Ricotta Cream

  • Drain overnight la ricotta. 
  • Work it very well incorporating the powdered sugar.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix all.

Pastry Cream

  • Put the milk with the scraped vanilla pod in a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and filter the milk.
  • Separately, in a bowl pour the egg yolks, the vanilla caviar, sugar and the grated zest  and whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  • When the mixture is blended, add the cornstarch sieved in, stir well to incorporate it.
  • Pour the milk into the mixture of egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch.
  • Put on the stove and stir constantly with a whisk (the egg begins to coagulate at 52 °C (125.6°F) temperature; the cooking is complete at just 78°C (172.4°F).
  • Remove the cream from the stove as soon as it starts to thicken.
  • Cool it quickly by pouring it into a cold pan and continue to stir with a whisk  bringing it to a temperature below 50°C (122°F), this allows it to maintain the consistency of the cream intact.
  • The pastry cream would be ready for use; otherwise cover with plastic wrap in contact with the surface of the cream, let it finish cooling at room temperature and then refrigerate.

Italian Chantilly Cream

  • Whip the cream, it must be fairly thick.
  • Take the same amount of pastry cream (1:1 of whipped cream) and mix them together


  • Fill the two halves of the toasty with the creams


Pastry cream: If  the cream is cooked quickly, starches do not have time to bind with egg proteins, resulting in the formation of liquid. On the contrary, by cooking the cream too much, the aggregating power of the starches is nullified. Same result: the cream makes water.
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