this is a quick and easy way to make cannoli


  • Cheat's cannoli

  • Makes 16

  • Ingredients

  • 300g fresh ricotta cheese

  • 2/3 cup pure icing sugar, sifted

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 50g good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons glace orange, finely chopped (see note)

  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted, finely chopped

  • 16 wonton wrappers

  • 250g packet dried cannelloni pasta tubes

  • olive oil cooking spray


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Using an electric mixer, beat ricotta until smooth. Set aside 1 tablespoon icing sugar. Fold remaining icing sugar into the

  • 3.

    Ricotta. Add vanilla, chocolate, orange and almonds. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • 4.

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut sixteen 7cm-square pieces of baking paper. Place 1 wonton wrapper on a board. Top with 1 paper

  • 5.

    Square. Place 1 cannelloni tube diagonally across the centre. Wrap wonton and paper around tube (see note). Brush the top

  • 6.

    Corner with cold water to secure. Spray wonton lightly with oil. Place on a baking tray. Repeat with remaining wonton

  • 7.

    Wrappers, paper squares and cannelloni tubes.

  • 8.

    Bake cannoli shells for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Holding warm wontons with a tea

  • 9.

    Towel, carefully extract cannelloni tubes and remove paper. Discard cannelloni tubes (they are too brittle to re-use). Allow

  • 10.

    Cannoli shells to cool.

  • 11.

    Spoon ricotta mixture into a piping bag with a 1cm tube (or use a snap-lock bag with a snipped corner). Pipe ricotta filling into

  • 12.

    Cannoli cases through both ends. Dust with remaining icing sugar and serve.

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