cannoli 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!