Chocolate and almond cannoli

    A delicious Italian-inspired pastry. Cannoli shells are filled with a delectable mixture of ricotta cheese, sugar, almonds, chocolate and amaretto. Serve as a snack, dessert, with wine or a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 12 cannoli

    • 575g ricotta cheese
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 55g flaked almonds
    • 60g dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
    • 12 cannoli shells
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 12 cocktail cherries

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir ricotta cheese with 120g icing sugar until combined. Add almonds, chopped chocolate and amaretto.
    2. Carefully spoon into cannoli shells (or pipe using a piping bag), filling from the centre out.
    3. Sprinkle individual serving plates with icing sugar and cocoa or sprinkle on cannoli. Garnish plates with cherries.


    Cannoli shells can be purchased online.

    If cocktail cherries are unavailable, use glace cherries instead.

    1/8 teaspoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon water can be used in place of amaretto.

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