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Cannoli

Sicily is famed for its desserts, one of the best known of which is cannoli, deep– fried tubes of pastry. Originally the pastry was wrapped around a bamboo cylinder and deep–fried on the mould, but moulds now are usually metal (or you can use a ready–made cannelloni pasta). When the pastry is cool, the tubes are filled with sweetened ricotta cheese mixed with cinnamon, candied fruit, pistachios and chocolate. Sometimes cannoli are filled with pastry cream or chocolate cream, or the pastry dough may be sweetened with Marsala.