When they come out of the frig the dough breaks apart, So now we make them as needed.
- 3 c
- ricotta cheese for the filling
- 1 1/4 c
- 2 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1/2 c
- finely chopped candied citron (opional)
- 1/4 c
- simi sweet chocolate
- 3 c
- 1/4 c
- 1 tsp
- ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp
- 3 Tbsp
- eggs well beaten
- 2 Tbsp
- white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp
- cold water
- 2 oz
- pistachio nuts
- egg white beaten
Combine and beat until smooth (about 10 minutes with an electric mixer at medium-high speed).
Stir in, mixing thoroughly, citron and chocolate pieces. Place mixture in refrigerator to chill.
For pastry shells:
Sift together first 4 ingredients into a bowl. Cut shortening in with a pastry blender until pieces are
size of small peas. Stir in eggs. Blend in, a tablespoon at a time, the vinegar and cold water. Turn
dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 8 minutes. Use
small amount of additional flour if necessary to get a smooth dough. Wrap in waxed paper and ch
in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Set out six aluminum cannoli tubes (6 inches long, about 3/4-inch diameter). Set out deep saucep;
or automatic deep-fryer. Add vegetable oil (or half vegetable oil and half olive oil) and heat to 36(
Cut an oval shaped pattern from cardboard (about 6x41/2 inches). Blanche pistachios in boiling
water, then cool and finely chop pistachios. Roll chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 i
thickness. Cut with a pastry cutter and using the oval pattern. Wrap dough loosely around tubes
slightly overlapping opposite edges. Seal edges by brushing with egg white, press edges together t
seal.fry only many shells as will float uncrowded one layer at a timein hot oil. fry about 8 minutes or until golden brown.Turn occasionally in the oil. Drain over the pan before removing to paper towl.Cool slighty and removetubes.Then cool completely. Continue forming and fryingcannoli shells.When ready to serve,fill with the chilled ricotta filling.Sprinkle ends with the chopped nuts and dust with confectioner's sugar.