Italian Cannoli Recipe

Italian Cannoli makes a very good wrapping for sweet or savory stuffing. It is good to serving as a snack in parties and to kids. Cannoli adds a twist to the regular snack items. It can be filled with foods that kids often don't like to eat.
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Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings15
CuisineCourse
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Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Fat2 Tablespoon (For Frying)
 Pistachio nuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
 Confectioner’s sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 All purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Egg1 , beaten
 Water2 Tablespoon
 White wine4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 172 Calories from Fat 38

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.6%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g6.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17.9 mg

Sodium 37.8 mg1.6%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.97 g3.9%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 0.18%

Calcium 1% Iron 7.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1)In a bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
2)Then, cut in butter.
3)Add egg, water and wine and stir until stiff dough is formed.
4)Knead it on a lightly floured board until soft and smooth.
5)Divide dough in half and chill for 30 minutes.
6)Roll each half out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 4-inch squares.
7)Wrap each piece around aluminum tubes or wooden sticks about 1/2 inch thick and 6 inches long.
8)Then, press edges together to seal, but do not press dough firmly against tube.
9)In a pan, heat fat and drop the strips in to it and cook until dark brown.
10)Remove cannoli carefully from sticks and cool.

SERVING
11)Serve the Italian Cannoli filled with sweet or savory filling of your choice.

TIPS
If you have no aluminum tubes, 6-inch lengths of a thin broomstick work very well for wrapping.
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