Homemade Cannoli

Homemade Cannoli's. Cannoli's are Italian pastries in the form of hard tubular shells filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and often containing nuts, citron, or chocolate bits.

Cannoli’s are Italian pastries in the form of hard tubular shells filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and often containing nuts, citron, or chocolate bits.

 

 

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Homemade Cannoli
Ingredients
  • Ricotta Cheese 15 oz container
  • Confectioners Sugar 1 cup
  • Ground Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Unflavored Gelatin Powder 1 Tablespoon
  • Cold Water 3 Tablespoons
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips 1 cup
  • Heavy Cream 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Instructions
  1. Mix the gelatin in the cold water and let it stand to absorb for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine the ricotta cheese and the sifted confectioner's sugar together in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Then add the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  4. At this point the gelatin should be mixed and you can now melt it over low heat in a small sauce pan, or in a microwave safe bowl for only 5-10 seconds at a time until it is melted.
  5. Whip the heavy cream to medium peaks and then add the melted gelatin mixture while whipping on high - continue whipping to medium- firm peaks
  6. Fold this stabilized whipped cream into the ricotta cheese mixture in the bowl and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Melt more chocolate chips and drizzle over top (optional)

 

 

 

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Cannoli Shell Recipe
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour 2 cups
  • Granulated Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter 2 Tablespoons
  • Egg White 1
  • White Wine ½ cup
  • Egg White for sealing the dough *See below instructions
  • Vegetable Oil for frying *3-4 cups
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, and sugar together in a mixing bowl
  2. Grate in the cold butter and then work it through your fingers to a course meal.
  3. Add the egg white & white wine and mix to a soft dough
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface & knead it gently until it comes together, then wrap in plastic wrap to rest for about 10 minutes.
  5. On a floured surface roll the dough as thin as possible (this is a nice pliable dough that is capable of rolling thin)
  6. Roll to at least ⅛" thick then cut out rounds that are 3-4" in diameter
  7. Start to heat your oil in a heavy bottom frying pan to 360°F on a frying thermometer
  8. Wrap the discs around the metal cannoli forms and seal the seam with a dab of egg white
  9. Drop carefully into the hot oil be careful not to splash
  10. Turn the metal tubes several times during the frying to brown evenly all sides.
  11. Carefully remove the tubes from the hot oil and transfer to a paper towel or a silicone mat until they are cool enough to handle.