Cannoli is an Italian pastry that most people absolutely enjoy. If we made a top-five list of the most well-known Italian pastries cannoli would most definitely make the list. This pastry has a long and interesting history but the short version would be that this pastry was introduced to Sicily when it was under Arab domination from 831-1091.
The video below is from a cooking demonstration I did in Omaha, Nebraska at the Institute of Culinary Arts. This was an interactive dinner with the guests. For each dish that was served, I demonstrated how it was made and prepared it as they enjoyed their meal. Our dessert was a homemade cannoli! The demonstration was filmed by the school to be used to teach the students and give them some cooking inspirations and learn some techniques.
Here is the video of the Christmas cannoli that I made for this event. You can see some of the processes of making cannoli from scratch as I demonstrate it for the dinner party.