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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.
  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

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8352 Calories from Fat 5868

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 664 g1022.3%

Saturated Fat 147.6 g737.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 975.5 mg325.2%

Sodium 1042.7 mg43.4%

Total Carbohydrates 456 g152%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.4%

Sugars 308.1 g

Protein 126 g252.6%

Vitamin A 79.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 157% Iron 49%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sicilian Cheese Filled Pastries Recipe