*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                                 Cannoli -1
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 3/4  Cups          All-Purpose Flour -- sifted
    2      Tablespoons   Sugar
      1/4  Cup           Butter
    1                    Egg -- beaten
      2/3  Cup           Marsala Wine -- or sherry or sweet w
    1                    Egg White
                         Oil -- for frying
    1      Pound         Ricotta Cheese
    2      Cups          Confectioner’s Sugar -- sifted
      1/3  Cup           Candied Fruit -- chopped fine *
    2      Ounces        Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
    2      Tablespoons   Amaretto -- or Maraschino Liqueu
 * mixed with candied cherries.
 Mix flour and sugar and cut in butter. Add egg and wine gradually then
 form mixture into a ball. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes.
 Cover and let stand for at least 1 hour.
 Press ricotta cheese through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Add sugar,
 reserving 2 tablespoons. Add candied fruits with cherries and chocolate
 chips. Chill in refrigerator.
 Meanwhile on a floured surface, roll dough into paper-thin rounds
 approximately 4 inches in diameter. Wrap around cannoli tubes
 (* see below) which have been brushed with olive oil. Brush egg white
 on flap to seal. Heat oil to 380 F and deep fry dough. Drain on several
 layers of paper towels. Cool, then carefully slide out metal tubes. When
 ready to serve, and not before, as dough will become soggy, pipe in filling
 through the largest nozzle of a pastry bag. Place several chocolate chips
 in filling at each end. Dust with remaining confectioner’s sugar and serve
 Serves 6-8.
 * Cannoli tubes are metal cylinders 5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
 They can be purchased at most kitchen supply stores.
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