Sicilian Sweet Ricotta Cream Waffle “Cigarettes”

Ricotta cigarettes are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert of Sicilian origin.

The waffles are made with a mixture of egg whites, butter, powdered sugar and flour.

Once cooked for a very few minutes in the oven, the wafers, after being turned upside down, are rolled around a thin cylinder (metal, wooden, etc.),so that they take the shape of a cigarette.

Finally, they are filled with a ricotta cream.

Waffle cigarettes are also called surprise or zufoli.

Sicilian Sweet Ricotta Cream Waffle "Cigarettes"

Sicilian Sweet Ricotta Cream Waffle "Cigarettes"

Italian Waffle "Cigarettes"
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 cigarettes


For the "Cigarettes"

  • 1 Cup Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter soft
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch (or Maizena)
  • 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

For the Ricotta Cream

  • 2 Cups Sheep's Ricotta Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar


  • Our ingredients
  • To prepare sweet cigarettes with ricotta cheese Sicilian recipe, start by preparing the ricotta cheese cream.
  • Mix the ricotta cheese with the sugar, using electric whips to obtain a smooth and glossy cream.
  • Cover and leave in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Now prepare the wafers, whip the egg whites at room temperature, and add the powdered sugar a little at a time, get a well-stiff meringue.
  • Cream the butter, it should be very soft and add it little by little to the meringue.
  • Also combine the flour and cornstarch, but they should be sifted first.
  • Transfer everything to the refrigerator for 1 hour before starting the baking.
  • Decide on the type of baking in the oven or on a griddle.
  • Create 4-inch squares on baking paper and bake for 8 minutes at 350 F in the oven they should not be turned.
    In the griddle turn after 5 minutes.
  • Roll them quickly around a stick the size of a pencil.
  • Be careful not to burn yourself.
  • Transfer the cream to a pastry bag with a narrow, smooth nozzle and fill the cigarettes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!
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