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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Filling

  2. 1 lb 454g / 16oz Ricotta - drained

  3. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Sugar - confectioners

  4. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Walnuts - toasted, chopped

  5. 1/3 cup 36g / 1 1/3oz Chocolate chips - semisweet

  6. 1 teaspoon 5ml Orange peel - grated

  7. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Lime peel - grated

  8. Dough

  9. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Flour

  10. 1 teaspoon 5ml Baking powder

  11. 1 teaspoon 5ml Sugar - confectioners

  12. 1 Salt

  13. 1/3 cup 78ml Beer

  14. 1 tablespoon 15ml Butter - sweet, softened

  15. 1 Egg - beaten to blend

  16. 1 teaspoon 5ml Vanilla

  17. Oil - for deep frying

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. FOR FILLING: Puree ricotta and sugar in processor until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in next 4 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.) Bring filling to room temperature before using.

  2. FOR DOUGH: Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and pinch of salt in large bowl. Make well in center. Add beer, butter, half of egg (reserve remainder for another use) and vanilla to well. Gradually draw flour from edge of well into center until all flour is incorporated. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth. Cover and let stand 1 hour.

  3. Roll out dough out into 12-inch square. Cut into nine 4-inch squares. Wrap 1 square around each cannoli form,* brushing edges with water and pressing gently to seal.

  4. Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy large skillet to 350F. Add cannoli in batches and cook until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Remove shells from cannoli forms. Cool.

  5. Spoon filling into pastry bag without tip. Pipe filling into cannoli shells.

  6. * Tinned steel cylindrical molds available at most specialty : cookware stores (or Williams-Sonoma).

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