Recipe: Sweet and Scrumptious Sicilian Cannoli

Cannoli originated in western Sicily and were historically prepared as a treat during Carnevale season. Today, they're served year-round, across the world.

By: Nadia, of Mangia Bedda


Serves: 2 dozen

For the shells:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg white for sealing the edges
  • vegetable oil for frying

For the ricotta filling:

  • 4 cups ricotta
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar or more if you prefer a sweeter filling
  • dash of cinnamon
  • confectioners sugar for dusting
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips roughly chopped (optional)
  • chopped pistachios (optional)


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