Our very first guest blog post comes to you all the way from Genova, Italy. Maria Angela De Vincenzi of Italy and Food Medleys shared her recipe for Cannoli Sicilliani! Oh. My. Dog. It looks heavenly! And it has COFFEE in it! Yes!
Depending on your location, you may need to convert the measurements. Measurement converters are very easy to find on the internet. We are so thrilled that our blog has fans all over the world, and even more thrilled that our first guest blogger is from the very country to which we plan on moving in the future. For a food and Corso lover, Italy is a dream.
Thank you Maria for sharing this mouth-watering recipe! Please visit Maria’s facebook page Italy and Food Medleys and give her a great big LIKE! Tell her A Corso In The Kitchen sent you!
250 grs plain flour
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp fresly ground coffee
25 grs sugar
60 ml white wine
1 egg, beaten
olive oil, for deep-frying
icing sugar, to decorate
For the filling:600 g ricotta cheese
150 g icing sugar
25 g chocolate chips
50 g candied fruits, finely chopped
Place ricotta and icing sugar in a large bowl and whisk until creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips and candied fruits. Set aside.Pastry:
Place the flour, cocoa powder, coffee, butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix well together. Gradually add the wine and mix well until the mixture forms pastry dough. Form the pastry into a ball and wrap in cling film. Leave to rest for an hour.Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out the pastry to a thickness of about 3mm. With a round pastry cutter, cut circles with a diameter of about 7.5 cm and wrap around the tubular moulds, securing the edges with the beaten egg.Heat the olive oil in a large pan to 180°C. Fry the cannoli until golden-brown. Drain on kitchen paper and gently remove the moulds.Leave to cool, and then fill the cannoli with the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.
Maria’s furbaby passed away recently (we are so sorry for your loss, Maria) so even though our rules state there must be a dog in your post, we are bending that rule because it’s our blog and we can do crazy stuff like that. We even lent her a dog for her post: