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Sicilian Cheese Filled Pastries

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Sicilian Cheese Filled Pastries is an irresistible mouth-watering dessert. An easy to prepare pastry recipe, this Sicilian Cheese Filled Pastries is a dish that you would surely love to try.
Ingredients
  Soft butter 2 Tablespoon, cut into small pieces
  Egg 1 , beaten
  White wine 10 Tablespoon
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Cannoli forms/Dowel pieces 1 Cup (16 tbs) (5 Inch Long X 1 Inch In Diameter)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Scalded milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ricotta cheese 1 Pound
  Powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped candied fruit 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate 1 Ounce, grated
Directions

Prepare pastry.
Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl.
Make well in center; add sugar, butter, and egg.
Add wine; stir with fork until liquid is absorbed.
Turn onto floured board; knead until smooth.
Divide dough into 4 equal parts; roll on floured surface until 1/16 inch thick.
Cut into 3 1/2 inch squares; roll squares diagonally onto forms, overlapping corners.
Seal with a little water.
Heat 3/4 inch oil in heavy skillet to 375 °F; fry cannolis, 3 at a time, in hot oil.
When light golden, remove from oil; slip off of forms as soon as cool enough to handle.
Allow to cool completely.
Make filling.
Combine sugar, flour, and salt in top of double boiler.
Slowly stir in scalded milk; cook over boiling water until mixture thickens.
Combine 1 cup of mixture with eggs; beat well.
Pour mixture back into double boiler; cook, stirring, 3 minutes.
Cool; stir in flavoring. (Filling must be cold before adding ricotta.)
Beat ricotta and powdered sugar until ricotta is smooth.
Fold in custard, fruit and chocolate.
Fill cannoli with small spatula, carefully packing filling.
Refrigerate until serving time.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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