Quick & Easy

Lemon ricotta cannoli

Sweet, crunchy and full of zest.
Lemon ricotta cannoliWoman's Day

These sweet and crunchy whipped ricotta and lemon zest cannoli have just the right amount of zing.

Perfect for serving with a strong cup of coffee.

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1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
2.In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and golden syrup. Stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and quickly stir in flour and almond essence. Cool for 5 minutes.
3.Drop well-spaced tablespoons of mixture onto trays. Bake for 7 minutes or until bubbling, and spread to 10cm in diameter. Remove from oven and cool for 1 minute.
4.Working quickly, lift each one and wrap loosely around the handle of a large rolling pin. Leave to set for 1 minute. gently slip off and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture.
5.To make filling, in a medium bowl, combine ricotta, icing sugar. lemon juice and zest. Mix well and keep chilled. Spoon into cooled shells. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

This recipe was first published in 2018. This page was updated in 2023.


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