Simple baked cannoli recipe filled with ricotta – videorecipe

Simple baked cannoli recipe filled with ricotta – videorecipe

By 09/05/2017

These cannoli are not the traditional Sicilian ones but they are quite similar. The traditional recipe uses Marsala whine, vinegar and cocoa powder in the pastry. I have used white wine and I have baked them instead of frying them.

I grew up with cannoli, not the Sicilian ones as I come from Northern Italy, but cannoli filled with all sorts of things. To me they are one of the best treats you can have!

I have filled them with ricotta flavoured with orange,vanilla essence and a touch of cinnamon.Β  You can add some chopped pistachios or chocolate chips to the ricotta too.

The result? Mmm... they were just incredible. I have brushed them with oil just before putting them in the oven and they were just as tasty as fried.

All of this with the help of my beloved friend Rosetta! I love watching Rosetta rolling pastry as she is so skilled, you can tell she has been doing this for a lifetime.

Thanks Rosetta for sharing another fab recipe!

  • Prep Time : 40 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 30



In a bowl add the wine, the sugar and the melted butter. Add the eggs one at a time and whisk.

Slowly incorporate the sifted flour and mix well.

Working with your hands form a smooth ball. Help yourself with a little more flour if the mixture feels sticky or add a little bit of milk or water if it is too dry. Let it rest in a bowl covered with cling film for an hour.

Sprinkle some flour on your worktop and roll the pastry about 2 mm / 0.08 inch thick and with a pastry cutter cut out some circles.

Make the ricotta filling by mixing the ricotta with the vanilla and orange essence, the cinnamon and the powdered sugar. Add 2 tbsp of chocolate chips if you fancy. Set aside.

Grease and flour the cannoli tubes and roll the circles of pastry around them. Line them up on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake them at 180C or 350F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Let them cool down then fill them with the ricotta filling using a teaspoon or a syringe and dip the ends in the chopped pistachios.

Italian baked cannoli recipe

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13 Responses to Simple baked cannoli recipe filled with ricotta – videorecipe

  1. Claudia Lamascolo

    I never thought about baking them what a brilliant idea! thank you!

    • Alida

      The trick is to brush them with oil. Thanks Claudia!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Thumbs up for you and Rosetta making your own cannoli! They look fabulous, Alida. Love the video too.

  3. Gloria Roa

    absolutely delicious Alida πŸ™‚

  4. Balvinder

    These look divine! I have to buy one of those attachmnet to make cannoli!

    • Alida

      You can make different types of cannoli too, this is a gadget worth having.

  5. La cucina di Molly

    Alida, che meraviglia, uno di questi cannoli l’assaggerei volentieri, tropo golosi! Buona giornata, baci!

    • Alida

      Si veramente i cannoli sono una cosa difficile da resistere!

  6. Chiara

    fatti al forno non li ho mai mangiati ma guardando le tue foto devono essere buonissimi ! Un bacione

  7. carla

    Complimenti! a great recipe! As I have to watch out for cholesterol, fried items are banned from my kitchen. Now I can bake cannoli, what a great idea. The only adjustment that I will make is to switch the butter for EVO. Thanks a lot for this great idea!

    • Alida

      Ciao Carla. I am sure these will be delicious with olive oil too. πŸ™‚

  8. Rachel

    Thank you for this recipe! They turned out great even though this was the first time I’d made these, and I only had self-raising flour. They were a bit puffier than they should be but still very crunchy! A very straightforward recipe. I adapted the fillings slightly – one lemon and orange (with fresh zest), and one chocolate with cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Delicious! Will definitely be making again!

    • Alida

      Wonderful! I am pleased you have enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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