Recipe by Dee514
This is the "old family recipe" that my grandmother used for making her delicious cannoli shells. My cannoli filling recipe is # 59710.
Top Review by crutzebeck
These were great - I used recipe #4139 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
- 1 1⁄3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- white wine (sweet or dry)
- oil (for deep fat frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix together flour, shortening, salt and sugar.
- Add enough wine to make a stiff but workable dough.
- Roll dough into a ball and let it stand for about 1 hour.
- Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick.
- Cut rolled dough into 5x5 inch squares.
- Place a cannoli tube across dough square on an angle (from top left corner to bottom right corner).
- Wrap one corner around the tube, then the other (which should overlap the first).
- Press together to seal seam.
- Fry in deep fat, one at a time, until deep golden brown.
- Carefully remove fried cannoli shell from tube.
- Cool completely before filling.
- ***Cannoli tubes are usually made from sheet aluminum and should be 8 inches long by 1 inch in diameter.