Cannoli Recipe

Cannoli picture

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinHealth IndexHealthy++
Servings8Cuisine
CourseMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Shortening9 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Egg1 , beaten
 Dry red wine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg white1 , slightly beaten
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Ricotta4 Tablespoon
 Powdered sugar1 Tablespoon, or to taste
 Grated sweet chocolate2 Tablespoon, or to taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 347 Calories from Fat 190

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g33%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.3%

Trans Fat 2.2 g

Cholesterol 30.3 mg

Sodium 23.7 mg1%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.98 g3.9%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 5 g10.8%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 2.5% Iron 9.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) Cut shortening and rub into flour till it resembles coarse crumbs.
2) Beat eggs and mix with it.
3) Gently add red wine and stir well.
4) Knead the dough to a ball and cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
5) Into a lightly floured surface place dough and roll into 1/16-inch thickness.
6) Cut into 3 1/2-inch circles and with a rolling pin roll into 5-inch ovals.
7) Put cannoli form along lengthwise at the middle of the oval.
8) Roll dough and shape around the form.
9) Wet the edges with beaten egg white and seal them.
10) Heat oil in frying pan and deep fry in (350°) for 1 minute till golden brown.
11) Place in paper towels and keep aside to cool for 5 seconds.
12) Gently remove cannoli form.
13) Let the shells cool completely before filling.

SERVING
14) With a spoon fill ricotta into cannoli shells. Dust with powdered sugar on top and decorate with grated chocolate.
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