How to Make Delicious Sicilian Cannoli’s

Italy is known for its delicious food, aromatic wine, wholesome bread and mouth-watering pasta meals. Moreover, when it comes to desserts, the Italian cuisine is incomparable and truly unique!

Italian Desserts

No matter if you have chosen the delicious sweetness of a fruity gelato, the authentic taste of Italian crostata or the fabulous flavour of coffee-infused tiramisu, you will certainly feel part of the amazing Italian culture.

The good thing is that Italian desserts are not too sweet and do not contain a lot of sugar. In fact, most of them go perfectly well with your afternoon coffee and can accompany a glass of sparkling white wine. You can also rely on them to refresh yourself during mid-day or naturally consume them after a tasty meal. Alternatively, you can choose Italian wholesome breads for your snack if you are not a fan of sugary pleasures.

Sicilian Cannoli

Some of the most amazing all-Italian desserts are the so called cannoli. Cannoli are influenced by Sicily’s vibrant culture. They are sophisticated, light, yet amazingly refreshing.Here is a list of the ingredients you need for your special Sicily-influenced dessert:

2 1/2 flour cups
5 table spoons of red wine
1/4 cup of sugar
1 table spoon of salt
1 table spoon of cinnamon
1 table spoon of salt
2 eggs
1 egg white
4 table spoons of chilled, salt-free butter
Canola frying oil

1 lb. drained ricotta
3/4 cup of sifted sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 table spoon of cinnamon
1 table spoon of orange zest
Orange peels
Amarena cherries

Typically cannoli are filled with ricotta impastata.

1. Get a big bowl and mix sugar, salt, cinnamon and flour together. You should also add butter to the mixture and rub it until the dough starts resembling bread pieces. Add a couple of eggs and wine to the whole mixture. You should knead the mixture for about 5-8 minutes until it turns smooth. Then you should wrap it and let it stay in the fridge for around 1 hour.

2. Separate the dough into four parts and pass them through the pasta roller. Start with the widest setting of the pasta roller and then decrease the setting by one notch at a time. Then wrap it in a cannoli core with size equal to approximately 1″ × 4 3/4″. You can rub eggs to the cannoli edges to seal them.

3. Turn on heat over medium-high and start frying the cannoli for several minutes (typically 1-2) until they turn brown. Your thermometer should indicate 350 degrees. Then you should transfer the cannoli to paper plates so that they can drain and dry out.

1. Put all the sugar, ricotta, vanilla and orange zest in a bowl and mix together for 2-3 minutes until it gets smooth.