Carla's Gluten Free Recipe Box Newsletter

February 12, 2016

 

Dear reader,

Over the years, I've been asked if using my Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend would work in my Gluten Free Cannoli Recipe. I have experimented with this. However, my All-Purpose Flour Blend recipe gives you the choice of using tapioca flour or cornstarch as one of the ingredients. I experimented with cornstarch. The results were not as crispy as using the original list of ingredients. However, the lack of crispness made them less messy to eat.

Meanwhile, cannoli has been in my Italian family (my Dad's side) for generations. I address how to prevent the filling from becoming too runny, as so many people have a problem with this.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have.

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Happy and healthy gluten-free cooking!

 ~Carla

 

P.S. Also read the below article (available to everyone) on the gluten cross-contamination possibiliies in ricotta cheese.

Cannoli is a Sicilian dessert consisting of a crispy tube shell filled with sweet ricotta cheese filling. My aunt would make several variations for special occasions. You can add dried fruit, glazed cherries, pistachio nuts, or chocolate chips to the filling or use as garnish. They make you feel as if you were in Italy.

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The traditional filling for cannoli is made with ricotta cheese. What you add to it and the quantities makes all the difference in the world. I hope you enjoy this recipe. My aunt made these for decades, and now I offer you gluten free cannoli shells and filling. Enjoy! (Stay tuned in for my article tomorrow, "Is Ricotta Gluten Free."

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Gluten Free Ricotta Cheese

I know by reading ingredient labels that ricotta cheese doesn't contain any gluten. However, I wanted to find a brand that was free of cross-contamination/cross-contact of gluten. I performed several Google searches for "ricotta cheese gluten free". Then I researched two major brands, and I share the information with you as well as a recipe for gluten free ricotta cheese.

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