Coffee Cannolis 6.01 The New and Improved Lorelai
"Did you put the ring in anything?" "Oh, like a glass of champagne or a cannoli?"
For the cannoli shells:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
⅛ tsp salt
2 tbsp cold butter, diced into small cubes
3 tbsp marsala wine
½ tbsp instant coffee granules dissolved into ½ tbsp water
1 egg white
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
For the filling:
16 oz ricotta cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp instant coffee granules dissolved into 1 tbsp water
½ cup mini chocolate chips
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add in the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the wine, dissolved coffee, and 1 egg. Pulse to form a smooth dough. Be careful not to overmix!
Shape the dough into a round ball and transfer to a bowl that has been greased. Cover and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about a ⅛-in thickness.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut out circles from the dough that are about 4 inches in diameter.
Grease a metal cannoli form and wrap one circle around the form. Using your finger, brush the edge with egg white and press down firmly to seal the dough around the form.
Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot and allow to reach 350 degrees F.
Using tongs, carefully submerge the cannoli forms into the hot oil for about 1-2 minutes to fry. Work in batches to fry all the shells.
Remove the forms from the oil with tongs and allow oil to drip from the center. Allow to cool on paper towels until you’re able to carefully remove the shells from the forms.
While the shells completely cool, prepare the filling by mixing the ricotta, powdered sugar, and coffee in a medium bowl. If your cheese is watery, remove excess moisture with towels.
Transfer filling to a piping bag and pipe into the shells until full. Dip the edges in the mini chocolate chips. Optional, add an engagement ring.
Here we go, season 6! I’m so excited to be back sharing dishes for each episode after my Eating Gilmore Fall Cooking Challenge. Now I know season 6 is controversial and polarizing amongst fans, but there are several dishes that I’m really looking forward to this season.
When I decided to make cannolis for this episode, I knew I had to go by my rule: when in doubt, go with coffee. As you know, coffee is arguably the most iconic ‘dish’ from this show, so whenever I get the chance, I, of course, have to use it. Coffee may not be the traditional flavoring for cannolis, but it makes them taste so good! I incorporated coffee into both the cannoli shell and the creamy ricotta filling to really pack a punch of flavor.
What is your favorite episode of season 6? Let me know down below!
Happy cooking in the Hollow!
If you missed what I missed for my Eating Gilmore Challenge, catch up here!