Cannoli

Total Time
1hr
Prep
1 hr
Cook
0 mins
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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. SHELLS: Combine flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Stir in beaten egg.
  4. Gradually stir in wine, mixing well.
  5. Shape dough into a ball, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/16-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 3 1/2-inch circles, and roll circles into 5-inch ovals.
  8. Place a cannoli form, lengthwise, down the center of each oval and roll dough around form.
  9. Moisten seam with water to seal.
  10. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven and heat to 350°F.
  11. Fry cannoli shells one minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels and cool about 5 seconds.
  13. Remove the form and cool cannoli shells completely.
  14. FILLING: Thoroughly drain ricotta in a strainer, discarding the liquid.
  15. Put ricotta in a processor and process until smooth.
  16. Combine ricotta, mascarpone, powdered sugar and Amaretto, if using, in a medium bowl and beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  17. Fold in two grated squares of chocolate. Place in the refrigerator and chill 4 hours.
  18. Pipe, or spoon. filling into shells.
  19. Sprinkle shells with remaining powdered sugar and exposed filling with remaining chocolate.
  20. NOTES : A substitute for mascarpone cheese may be mad by combining 16 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup whipping cream.