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Do You Know How To Make Cannoli?

Updated on December 1, 2010
Have you ever had delicious homemade cannoli? It is so delicious. Really one of the best desserts on earth.
Have you ever had delicious homemade cannoli? It is so delicious. Really one of the best desserts on earth. | Source
You can if you wish add chocolate chips to your Cannoli filling.
You can if you wish add chocolate chips to your Cannoli filling.

How To Make Your Cannoli Filling

I like to fill my Cannoli Shells with the below filling and almost everyone that tastes my Cannoli say that I make the best Cannoli that they have ever tasted.

For Your Cannoli Filling.

1. 1 Sixteen Ounce Container Ricotta Cheese.

2. 1 Eight Ounce Package Philadelphia Cream Cheese at room temperature.

3. 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar.

Now you want to mix your filling up well with a hand electric mixer. Once you have your filling very well mixed up you can fill your deep fried Cannoli shells.

I would suggest if your going to be making Cannoli on a regular basis that you will want to purchase a pastry bag with tubes to fill your Cannoli shells. I guarantee you that a pastry bag will make it much easier to fill your Cannoli shells.

Not that Cannoli needs jazzing up but some people just have different tastes so there are a lot of great things you can do to your Cannoli if you wish.

1. You can add chocolate chips to your Cannoli filling if you wish.

2. You can add candied fruit to your Cannoli filling if you wish.

3. You can add candied citrus peel to your Cannoli filling.

4. You can add fine chopped pecans or walnuts to your Cannoli filling.

You can really add anything to the Cannoli filling that you like. Some people like to dip the filled Cannoli shells in chocolate or one end of the filled Cannoli shells in chocolate.

You are really only limited by your imagination as to what to add to your Cannoli filling or what to do with your filled Cannoli.

If you make and fill your own homemade Cannoli shells please post a comment below and let us all know how your Cannoli turned out for you. And thanks for reading my Hub Page on making your own Cannoli.

Do You Know How To Make Cannoli?

Cannoli is a delicious Italian Dessert that originated in Sicily. Deep fried pastry tubes are filled with ricotta cheese or custard cream. You have to deep fry your pastry tubes first and allow them to cool and then fill your pastry tubes. Cannoli tubes or shells are not that hard to make. If you can make pie crusts you can make Cannoli. You can use wooden dowel rods to make your Cannoli Tubes with. You can use 2 inch round wooden dowel rods six inches long to make your Cannoli shells with. What you do is form your Cannoli dough around the dowel rods and deep fry them and let them cool slightly before you slip the dowel rods out and let them cool before you fill your Cannoli shells with filling.

You will want to fry your Cannoli Shells in new clean oil at 350 degrees. Then when they have cooled slightly you slip the dowel rods out and let them cool before you fill your Cannoli Shells with the filling. I have been making homemade Cannoli for many years and if you follow the recipe on this page you can to.

To Make Homemade Cannoli Shells.

To start making your homemade Cannoli shells you will want to blend together 1 3/4 Cups of Pastry Flour , 1 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt , and 2 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Now you will want to beat in 2 Tablespoons of Softened Butter until your flour resembles small beans.

Now you will want to stir in one well beaten large egg and 1/4 Cup Dry White Wine.

Now turn your dough out onto a well floured surface and knead your dough until you have a stiff dough. Add more flour as you need to so that your dough does not stick.

Place your dough into a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place your dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

You will want to have your 2 inch round 6 inch long dowel rods and you will want to flour them to prevent sticking later on after you deep fry your Cannoli shells.

Divide your chilled dough into six equal portions and roll each portion out on a floured surface with a dough roller. You want to wrap the rolled out dough around each dowel rod and then drop the dough wrapped dowel rods into a home deep fryer and fry until golden brown. Once they are golden brown remove them from the deep fryer and allow them to cool slightly and pull the dowel rods out easily. Be careful so that you do not break your Cannoli shells.

And if you look around at all the great Cannoli items for sale here you can see that you don't have to make your own Cannoli shells. You can buy them already made if you want to.

And if you buy your Cannoli shells already made there is no reason you can't make your own Cannoli. Have you ever had real homemade Cannoli. If not you really have no ideal what you are missing.

I make homemade Cannoli several times a year by the above Cannoli recipe and everyone that tastes my homemade Cannoli says that it is the best they have ever tasted. Have you ever had Cannoli? Have you ever made homemade Cannoli. Why not post a comment below and tell us all about your Cannoli adventures.

Do you have ideals for Cannoli that you don't see posted here then please post your own Cannoli ideals below now.

I just simply love to make mini filled Cannoli and then I dip each filled mini Cannoli shell in chocolate and I think they are one of the best things I have ever tasted.

Please Post Your Comments Or Questions Now About Cannoli

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      5 years ago

      Will be making these tonight.... I am hoping they are super delicious as my mom is coming to dinner and I will serve these as dessert

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      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I had to start making them here in the south because the only place that made them over in Charlotte went out of business. I make some great ones and often give them as gifts. Man I want some right now. Might have to make some tonight.

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      6 years ago from Columbia, SC

      No one south of the mason dixon line makes these, I can't wait to try out this recipe. I haven't had a good cannoli in ages. Thanks!

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      It really is a great recipe. Thanks for the comment.

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      7 years ago from Boston, MA

      Awesome recipe!!! I will definitely try in the future.

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      Jillian Barclay 

      7 years ago from California, USA

      Think the problem in your question comes from frying in oil. Try the Crisco. Also, have never used the wooden dowels. Think it may conduct heat differently than the aluminum.

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      7 years ago

      They look wonderful!!

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      Granny's House 

      7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      My husband loves these.Thank you for the great recipe

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      7 years ago

      All I can say is "YUM" and I am going to make this on the weekend! I love Cannoli~


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