These were great - I used Cannoli with and without chocolate for the filling. Yummy! I used Barefoot Pinot Grigio and it added a real nice flavor. I didn't know what to use to shape it so my husband and I put our heads together. We ended up taking apart my wood rolling pin and used the handle. When you take that thing apart it has a long metal pin attached.Perfect for holding as your dipping in oil! It made perfectly shaped cannoli. Thanks so much for sharing - Love those old family recipes, they are the best
I'm Siclian grew up eating cannoli every Christmas this recipe is very similar to my family's only we used a filling by dad called blanc mange but I think its really biancomangiare it's like a sweet milk pudding. To leelee2906 my dad use to use fishing cane with the laquer boiled off, the bamboo pole would be about the same. He said that's why they're called cannoli because they were fried on cane.
Very easy pastry to make in the food processor. I used 30g of lard and enough dessert wine to bring it together. I used 2 stainless steel cannoli moulds which was time consuming as I could only fry one while cooling the other down in a shallow trough of iced water. After I finished frying them all, I took a young bamboo stick from the garden from which I cut 4 manageable lengths and seasoned them by frying them in the used oil for 5 minutes. I remember my Nonna using bamboo lengths over and over again until they were the darkest brown ever and very well seasoned!!! I can't wait to make these again using my new cannoli moulds!! I got 36 cannoli shells from this recipe.
These were awesome!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I've died and gone to cannoli heaven. I can not BELIEVE how sweet and flaky these shells are! And how easy they fried up! I used a pinot grigio white wine, and it was just amazing. Gorgeous. Heavenly. Wow. I used filling #1275801. Perfect combo! THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I looked at several recipes and liked the addition of shortening in this one. Two tips: 1- after I fried the shell, I removed the tube and fried the shell for another few seconds to get the inside more golden. 2- I used my pasta machine to roll the dough.