Gluten Free Kannoli Tal-Irkotta (Ricotta Cannoli)


Today woke up with the urge to make these Cannoli.  They are not at all difficult to make, although you do need the metal tubes on which to roll the pastry.  Just be very careful as they are very very sharp.  I was wiping them with a bit of oil so the pastry will not stick and I really do not know how I managed to slice my thumb. 🙁

Obviously they did not come tasting like the ones we get from Busy Bee … how I miss those!  My top favorite pastry! But whilst being fried, they did puff up in the same way.  That was very encouraging to see ! 🙂 The pastry did come crispy, although I felt there was a slight ‘chew’ to it.  I will make them with Marsala next time, not with white wine.  Still in the experimenting stages … but not bad for first attempt, considering they are gluten free!

So for the pastry you need (for approx 12)

150g Gluten Free Bread Flour (I used NutriFree but Dr Schar is good too)
15g of chilled butter
7g of Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp sugar
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
70 to 80 ml of white wine

Ricotta Filling

250g Ricotta
150g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
1/4 cup Candied peel
1/4 cup Chocolate bits

Put the flour and dry ingredients in a bowl, add the butter and rub in.  Add the white wine slowly until it comes together into a dough.  Place in a bowl, cover and leave to rest for not less than an hour.

In the meantime, you can prepare the filling by mixing the ricotta with the icing sugar, add the vanilla, the candied peel and the chocolate bits.  Mix until combined.

Roll the dough and cut into circles.  Grease lightly the metal tubes.  Place the circle of dough on a ring and lightly moisten with water, where they overlap otherwise when frying they will fall apart.

Heat some oil in a small pan, or use a deep fryer.  When oil is hot enough, fry the Cannoli until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  When they cool down, fill the Cannoli with the ricotta and dip the ends in kibbled almonds if desired.  Dust lightly with icing sugar and enjoy!


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