Prep Time 40 mins   Cook Time 15 mins   Total Time 55 mins

Creamy Homemade Baked Cannoli, a delicious Italian Dessert Recipe, with a creamy Ricotta, chocolate chip filling. A Classic Italian.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 24 pastries
Calories: 151 kcal

Ingredients:

PASTRY
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoons butter softened
1 egg
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon dry white wine

CHOCOLATE COATING
4.4 ounces dark chocolate (good quality)

RICOTTA FILLING
2 2/3 – 3 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

PASTRY
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, sugar and salt, cut in butter to form coarse crumbs, add egg and stir, add wine a little at a time mixing with a fork. Bring it together to form a dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350°, lightly grease and flour 12 mini muffin tins, 6 medium muffin tins and 6 cannoli tubes (or mix it up as you wish).
Roll dough out very thin and cut out to fill muffin tins, prick the bottom of the tarts with a fork a couple of times, then top each tart with a square of parchment paper and fill with dry beans.
If using cannoli tubs, wrap the pastry so that it overlaps and seal with a drop of water.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until pastry is golden. Let cool completely before coating with chocolate.

CHOCOLATE COATING
Break chocolate into pieces and melt (either microwave or place chocolate in a small bowl and place over a small pot of boiling water make sure water does not touch bowl with chocolate).
Let cool a little then coat each tart with chocolate. Set aside to harden.

RICOTTA FILLING
Place Ricotta cheese in cheese cloth or in a sieve over a bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours. It has to drain as long as possible to remove excess moisture.
Remove from fridge and with a spatula over a clean bowl push the ricotta through the sieve (remove from cheesecloth and place in a sieve). This will make it nice and creamy, add sugar a little at a time and taste until desired sweetness (I used 1/2 cup of sugar you may want more or less). Fold in chocolate chips.
Place filling in a pastry bag with a large tip and fill tarts, make sure to fill tarts just before serving. You could also fill tarts using a spoon. Top with powdered/icing sugar or extra chips if desired.

Enjoy!

Source: anitalianinmykitchen.com

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May 3, 2017