Cannoli Confectionery The Sweet Italian
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Cannoli Confectionery: The Sweet Italian Tradition




Cannoli Confectionery: Sweet Italian Pastries

Cannoli Confectionery: Sweet Italian Pastries

Welcome to our guide on cannoli, a delicious Italian pastry that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this article, we will provide you with a recipe to make your own cannoli at home, as well as tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect treat. Whether you are a cannoli connoisseur or new to this delightful dessert, you will surely enjoy the flavors and textures that cannoli has to offer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in the cold water until the dough forms a ball.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch.
  5. Using a round cutter or a glass, cut the dough into 3-inch circles.
  6. Place the circles on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  8. Using a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner cut off, pipe the filling into the center of each dough circle.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cannoli are golden brown.
  10. Allow the cannoli to cool on a wire rack.

Notes/Tips

  • Cannolis can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, but they are best enjoyed fresh.
  • If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a ziploc bag with a corner cut off to pipe the filling.

Now that you have the recipe and the know-how, it’s time to indulge in the sweet and creamy goodness of cannoli. Whether you are making them for a special occasion or simply to treat yourself, cannoli is a dessert that is sure to impress. Enjoy!


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