Holy Cannoli

Since blogger deleted this and I have no idea if it will ever come back, I am reposting so that I will have this in archive. Sorry if this is a repeat. 

We have a great family friend that used to own an Italian restaurant here in Tulsa and on Saturday they had us over to learn how to make cannolis. (You do know I am half Italian, right? I am sure you could tell by my dark complexion.)

We went off of this recipe.

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And had an adorable helper.

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My mom grated the chocolate, then all of the dry ingredients were put into the bowl, next eggs, wine and mixing by hand. Once the dough was “done” it had to sit 30 minutes

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So we moved onto the center, which was ricotta cheese, homemade whipping cream, confectioner’s sugar and chocolate.

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Once the inside was done, we (I used that term loosely…clearly you can see that I am on the other side of the table) rolled the dough and then cut it(Who knew there was another use for a martini glass?), wrapped it around the cannoli thing (I am sure there is a technical name for that), deep fried it and – voila – cannolis!

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Verdict, totally delish! I would recommend doing this with several people at a party (and a glass of wine). It was fun, but labor intensive. Definitely something you would want to do in the company of others!


  1. YUM! I just ate a cannoli at Johnny Carinos...I'm sure yours were better though!

  2. Mmmmmm!!! Homemade and authentic..yes please!

  3. That is very impressive! All I made last night was a pizza dip - I feel lazy. :)


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