(from nick’s recipe box)

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Categories: dessert, italian


  • 1 3/4 c. unsifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. firm butter cut into sm. pieces
  • 1/4 c. dry Marsala
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 3 lbs. Ricotta, drained overnight
  • 1/2 pt. heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 1/8 c. sugar
  • 3 drops cinnamon oil, from dropper
  • 1/2 bag semi-sweet mini chips


  1. For the tubes (use ingredients 1-7): sift flour with salt and granulated sugar. Make a well in the center. In it place egg and butter. Stir with a fork, working from center out, to moisten flour mixture. Add wine, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to cling together. Use your hands to form dough into a ball. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

  2. Roll dough out on floured board about 1/4 inch. Cut into 3 1/2 inch circles. Roll with rolling pin, roll circles into ovals. Wrap around cannoli forms. Seal edge with egg white. Turn out ends of dough to flair slightly. Fry two to three at a time in deep hot fat for about 1 minute or until lightly golden. Remove with tongs to paper towels to drain; let cool about 5 seconds; then slip out cannoli form, holding shell carefully. Cool shells before filling.

  3. For the filling use ingredients 8 – end. Mix Ricotta, sugar and cinnamon oil with mixer. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate chips. Let set overnight. Do not mix after set.

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