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Sicilian Cannoli

Sicilian Cannoli

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine as well as Italian-American cuisine. Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta or white cream.  And on top of the cream we can put granulated pistachio or granulated chocolate or granulated peanuts. This delicacy is completed with icing sugar and strips of liquid chocolate.

Tip: In Sicily we have two sizes of cannoli: the smallest is called “Cannolicchio” no bigger than a finger, the largest measure is called “Cannolo”.

A single piece is “Cannolo”, more than one “Cannoli”.