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cannoli (sallye)

Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This is a traditional Italian dessert that always presents elegantly.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For cannoli (sallye)

  • 1-3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    dry white vermouth
  • 1
    egg white
  • oil as needed
  • 2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 1-1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    chopped citron
  • 1/4 c
    chopped orange peel
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • chocolate shavings for garnish

How To Make cannoli (sallye)

  • 1
    TO MAKE SHELLS: Sift flour, salt and sugar into large mixing bowl. Whisk egg until yolk and white are blended. Cut butter into small pieces.
  • 2
    Make a well in flour center and add egg and butter to bowl. Using a fork, stir from the center out until blended.
  • 3
    Add vermouth, 1 tablespoon at a time until dough begins to cling together.
  • 4
    Form dough into a ball. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Place dough on floured board and roll out until very thin. Cut into 3-1/2" circles. Roll circles into ovals.
  • 6
    Wrap around cannoli forms and seal edge with egg white. Fry 2 or 3 at a time in deep hot oil about 1 minute until lightly golden, turning once. Remove from oil with tongs and lay on paper towels to drain. Let cool about 15 minutes then slip out of form carefuly. IMPORTANT: Cool shells completely before filling.
  • 7
    FOR FILLING: Beat Ricotta cheese with mixer until very smooth.
  • 8
    Fold in remaining ingredients. and place in fridge to chill for several hours.
  • 9
    Fill shells just before serving. NOTE: If shells are filled more than an hour before serving, shells may become soft.
  • 10
    Sift powdered sugar over filled shells, then sprinkle chocolate shavings over each shell.

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