WELCOME TO EATALIAN RECIPES

CANNOLI SICILIANI: THE STEP BY STEP RECIPE FOR THE MOST FAMOUS SICILIAN DESSERT!

    1. Cannoli are a traditional Italian dessert, and their popularity has spread around the world as part of Italian cuisine’s global appeal.

    2.  

    3. Cannoli feature a sweet and creamy filling, often made with ricotta cheese, sugar, and sometimes chocolate chips or candied fruit. The combination of flavors is rich and satisfying.

    4.  

    5. The crispy, fried shell contrasts with the creamy filling, creating a delightful texture combination that people love.

    6.  

    7. While traditional cannoli are filled with sweet ricotta, there are many variations, including different fillings and toppings, making them versatile and appealing to a wide range of tastes.

    8.  

    9. Cannoli are often associated with celebrations and special occasions, adding to their appeal as a festive and indulgent treat.

    10.  

    11. Overall, cannoli are popular because they are delicious, unique, and have a rich cultural heritage that resonates with people around the world.


Cannoli Siciliani: Step by Step Recipe for the Most Famous Sicilian Dessert

The Sicilian cannolo is certainly one of the best-known, best-loved and, above all, most widely exported sweets in the world.
A symbol of the island’s confectionery art, it is one of the most popular Italian pastry specialties from one end of the Peninsula to the other and abroad.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 32 cannolis

Ingredients
  

For the Shells

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 eggs plus 2 yolks
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 egg white beaten
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Filling

  • 16 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese drained
  • 6 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange rind chopped
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 vanilla bean scraped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios (optional)

Instructions
 

Cannoli Shells

  • Place the flour on a work surface and make a well.
  • Place eggs, yolks, butter, Marsala wine in the well and combine them with a fork.
  • Gradually incorporate the flour, little by little. Knead the dough until smooth, about 10 minutes.
  • Let rest, covered with a damp cloth, about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Roll the dough very thin and cut into 4-inch squares with a pizza cutter.
  • Grease 3/4-inch cannoli tubes and roll the dough around them, sealing the overlap with beaten egg white.
  • Deep-fry them at 330 degrees F (170 C) until golden brown. Cool and carefully slide them off the tubes.

Filling

  • Drain the ricotta cheese overnight in a cheesecloth-lined colander in the refrigerator.
  • The next day, place ricotta, sugar, orange rind, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla scrapings in the food processor and blend until very smooth.
  • Just before serving, pipe the filling into each shell with a pastry bag and large plain tip. Dip the ends in chopped pistachios if you like.

Notes

Flavor Variations
You can make your own distinct variation of Cannoli.
Try adding cocoa, orange juice, chocolate shavings, maraschino cherries, small pieces of dried apricot or other dried fruit, candied cherries or other candied fruit to the ricotta filling mixture.
Garnish your cannoli with confectioners’ sugar to give a pretty finished look.
Flavoring Cannoli Shells
Why not add a tablespoon of cocoa to the shell mixture to give the cannoli shells a delicious chocolate look and taste.
 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

2 thoughts on “CANNOLI SICILIANI: THE STEP BY STEP RECIPE FOR THE MOST FAMOUS SICILIAN DESSERT!”

  1. My family recipe includes citron, oil of cloves and chopped chocolate chips. Any kind of finely chopped nuts colored green. Some of my family has requested finely chopped chocolate for the ends.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Scroll to Top