There are few desserts as luscious and delicious as cannoli. Crisp fried pastry shells with a creamy filling...perfect. Best of all, you can adapt the flavours to suit pretty much anything you like - chocolate, lemon, cinnamon. The list goes on.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 Tbsp icing mixture
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp copha
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup marsala wine (or sweet sherry)
- 1 cup ricotta
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp candied fruit, chopped
- chopped pistachios for garnish
1 Sift the flour, icing mixture, baking soda and cinnamon together, then knead in the copha, egg yolk and marsala to form a dough.
2 Roll out to 2mm thick and cut 10cm discs. Oil some metal cannoli tubes and wrap a disc of pastry around each, using some egg white to seal them.
3 Deepfry in vegetable oil at 170°C until crisp (about 1 minute). Drain on absorbent paper.
4 Meanwhile, whisk the ricotta, honey and candied fruit, then pipe into the crisp tubes, and garnish the ends with chopped pistachios.