Friday, June 15, 2018

cannoli -

Cannoli (Italian pronunciation: [kannɔːli]; Sicilian: cannula) is a pastry pastry dessert from Sicily. Its only form is cannolo ([kannɔːlo], in Sicilian cannolu), meaning "small tube", with etymology derived from Arabic "Qanawat".

Cannoli comes from Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily and is a staple food in Sicilian cuisine. The dish is also popular in Italian-American cuisine. In Italy it is commonly known as "cannoli siciliani" (Sicilian cannoli).

Cannoli consists of a roll of fried pastry dough as a skin, containing a sweet cream that usually contains ricotta. They range in size from "cannulicchi", no larger than a finger, to as big as a fist that can be found in Palermo, Sicily (precisely in Piana degli Albanesi).