Cannoli
Do you know that….
The Siciliani Cannolis are one of the most popular desserts in the word? Not many know that they were already famous at the time of Ancient Rome. The legendary philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, during his stay in Sicily as quaestor, enjoyed the cannoli and colled them “delicious tubes of flour, filled with a sweet food made from milk”.
The cannoli was destined to be even more exquisite. Many centuries when Arabs ruled Sicily, thy began to import precious recipes and ingredients such as cinnamon and sugar useful that were useful for making sweets. Historical sources underline how the women of the Harem located at Caltanisseta’s Castle, loved to spend time creating new recipes in honor of their Emir. Drawing inspiration by the ancestor of the Sicilian cannali that had so amazed Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of theminvent the current recipe: A tubeshape shells of pastry dough, filled with a sweet cream of ricotta cheese and chocolate chips. These are the Silician cannoli, simple and sublime at the same time Sicilian and Arab.

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