can·no·li | \kə-ˈnō-lē, ka-\

Definition of cannoli 

: a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese

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Mikey DiTomasso, of Clarendon Hills, whipped up cannoli with mascarpone, ricotta, banana and dark chocolate. Tracy Swartz, chicagotribune.com, "'There is no stopping' Pilsen contestant on 'MasterChef Junior'," 30 Mar. 2018 Piles of perogies, cannoli, Filipino egg rolls and an assortment of other ethnic foods greeted visitors to a celebration of cultures at Park Ridge’s Field School last month. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 To make cannoli shells, sift flour, sugar, and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Rock Hudson's Classic Cannoli Recipe," 10 Oct. 2016 Pastry chef Marika Esteves-Smith creates sweets ($6 to $8) like tiramisu, cannoli Florentine, flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake and zeppole, or Italian doughnuts. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "River: An Italian-Inspired, Waterfront Restaurant With An Unrivaled View," 18 June 2018 Do not forget to taste the cassata Siciliana and cannoli. latimes.com, "A salute to Sicily, where Italy is in full flower," 10 June 2018 Enzo scoops out three types: a hazelnut, a cannoli and a classic vanilla-chocolate combination. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Enzo's Hideaway offers Italian fare paired with prohibition-style cocktails," 14 July 2018 With the tube in place, deep fry 2 cannoli at a time in hot oil for 1 minute until light brown. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Rock Hudson's Classic Cannoli Recipe," 10 Oct. 2016 The rare guest who departed the dance floor was welcomed to the line at Eddie’s Churros truck, where rainbow-color churro-cannoli hybrid had been especially concocted for the night—a fitting fusion dessert for a many-faceted evening. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "An Italian Disco Fueled by Churro-Cannoli: Sally Singer Hosts Vogue’s Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of cannoli

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannoli

Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna

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cannoli

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: a type of pastry filled with sweetened cheese

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