canolicannoli is a delicious traditional sicilian pastry made of deep fried dough & creamy ricotta mixed with sugar and your choice of flavour, such as chocolate chips, candied orange or lemon, alcool.... It is my favorite sicilian dessert, I could eat cannoli every day !! today I've chosen chocolate chips, so no more talking and let's start. ohh ! one more thing, you'll need cannoli rolls such as these .

yelds : 20 cannoli medium size

here's what we need :

for the pastry : 250g flour, 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, 1 tablespoon sugar, 40g butter, 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon Marsala, 1 pinch salt, water, vegetable oil to fry

for the filling : 500g ricotta cheese, 150g sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips (as much as you want)

here's what we do :

in a large bowl, mix together butter, flour, cocoa, sugar, Marsala & salt
pour as much water as needed to have a nice dough. Wrap it in cling film & allow to rest in fridge for 1 hour.

in a second bowl strain ricotta cheese , then add sugar, vanilla extract, whisk carefully

spread the pastry thinly and cut ovals that you will wind around your cannoli rolls
superimpose extremities, seal with egg white
deep fry pastry (with cannoli rolls) in hot vegetable oil

wait until they cool down before taking off the rolls
when ready to serve, fill with ricotta cheese, decorate with icing sugar
                                                                                                                                   relax, savour & share!
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  1. Oh wow, these look incredible! I would love to try to make these at home. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

  2. I love cannoli! Yours looks wonderful. I have never tried to make the shell. Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

  3. I love a good cannoli. Yours look delicious.

  4. Where to start? The cannoli have my mouth watering! These are such beautiful photos. Love the juxtaposition of the luscious cannoli with the Italian balcony scenes.

  5. Beautiful cannoli! I'm just about to go to Sicily and can't wait to get my hand on these!