Friday, June 18, 2010

Sicilian cannoli

Another tempting recipe is right in front of you to make your day it is very fast to cook and good to eat, so to have a perfect delight just switch to this mouth watering recipe, that is going to give you an unforgettable taste it is Sicilian cannoli, so just got for it.

Sicilian cannoli
All you need:

For cannoli Shells

* 20 g of Pork lard

* 300 g of Plain flour

* A pinch of salt

* 160ml of Dry white wine

* 1 Egg yolk (for brushing)

* 20 g of Caster sugar

* 1 tsp of Cocoa powder

* ½ tsp of Ground coffee

For Filling:

* 2 lt. Groundnut oil for frying

* 275 g of Icing sugar some extra for dusting

* 75 g of Candied cherries

* 700 g Sheep milk ricotta

* 75 g of Mixed candied citrus peel

* 2 lt. Groundnut oil for frying

* 75 g of 70% Dark chocolate

* 25 g of Whole shelled pistachios

How to make:

* Sieve the flour with salt,ground coffee and the cocoa powder . Then add caster sugar, along with wine a little bit.

* Right after the initial stirring with he wooden spoon shift the dough on to a working space and knead.

* Wrap it with cling film and keep it in the fridge for 30-40 minutes.

* Lets prepare cannoli filling, just pass the ricotta cheese through a wide mesh sieve.

* Now place the mouli in a large bowl, so that all the processed ricotta cheese can be passed through the bottom grating disc.Add 275 g of icing sugar.

* Mix ricotta and sugar, add candied citrus peel along with the chocolate, it must be chopped not to fine powder.

* Stir well,cover it with cling film and place it in the fridge till the time comes to fill the cannoli.

* Then start making cannoli shells, using rolling pin or pasta machine, then make four equal parts of dough .

* Pass each and every dough with pasta machine roller,starting from the wider settings and keep going until you reach a 2 mm thickness,dnt forget to dust the dough.

* Place the dough sheets over the working space, now make so many shapes with cookie cutter.

* Now take the cannoli tubes with some oil coat their external side, then then discs should be wrapped around the cannoli tubes.

* Place the tube in the center of the disc, brush it with egg so that both sides get sticked, gently pressed the overlapped area.

* Then fry them in oil,make them golden brown and place them on kitchen paper, squeeze the tubes to take out cannoli shells.

* Now put candied cherries along with e pistachios to decorate dust them with icing sugar.

* Enjoy it with coffee!

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