Few pastries are more quintessential to the New York experience than the cannolo. Sweet, flakey, and filled with a thick ricotta cream, the Sicilian dessert is the platonic ideal of what fried food can be. Ferrara Bakery in Manhattan’s Little Italy has been churning out the pastry for over 125 years, since Antonio Ferrara first opened up shop on Grand Street in 1892. Now, fifth-generation owner Ernest Lepore is here to share the secret to making perfectly smooth and crunchy cannoli in Ferrara’s legendary kitchen. Whether they’re dragged through a vat of melted chocolate, or served plain with an espresso, cannoli are an inextricable component of Italian-American cooking in NYC. “I love cannolis, because it’s my family tradition,” Lepore says. “Sharing food is the way we say we love you, so we love to cook.”
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47 thoughts on “How Cannoli Are Made | Food Skills”
Man, they are so good!!
italian fortune cookie.
To be quite frank, these things are dangerously tasty.
Enjoy in moderation… if you can 😛
Connie poisoned Don Altobello with one of these.
You can buy Ferrara's cannoli shells and cream (filling) frozen in a piping bag at a few markets.
Villa Roma market in Laguna Hills, CA carries it. Shells are ~$5 and cream ~$10. You can get shells at a lot of Italian delis, but they usually sell their own cream (which is usually not very good and almost always grainy and not smooth).
My one trip to New York resulted in getting hooked on a free canoli sample, proceeding to buy 20 only to later find I got totally scammed. They put the filling on both ends to make it appear full but were very, very empty inside.
Just like me.
Easy. I go buy some shells and jizz inside of them
Leave the gun, take the Cannoli
I really wish I had some Cannoli right now.
What's the song at the opening?
When I get to NYC I'll die of a heart attack before someone can shoot me.
you put the WHAT with the cannoli??
"now im about to kill my son"
Cannolis are like my family
1:57 “We put the fuck inside the cannoli”
You guys should visit Mike's in Boston, Mass for some really good cannolis!
Momma's canoli is here!
OK WHO STOLE MY Cannoli
Great, I have been craving a damn cannoli for days and now I watch this….
Ferrara’s is the best cannoli around, nuff said
“You put the fuck in the cannoli”
You cannoli imagine how many he eats in a day…
Leave the gun, take the Cannoli.
Ravioli ravioli, give me the formuoli!
"Making chocolate dipped cannoli took more effort than NASA saving the Apollo 11 mission" ~Probably this guy
In N.Y. state cannolis are in every grocery store and bakery. In California I had to search for them. It was awful.
Jesus… I really not stop watching these videos.
I'm always hungry afterwards.
Hmm…I’m from NY but here in NE Mike’s Pastry has my heart 😍
Ummm…you put the WHAT inside the cannoli?!
Wow! I will go to U.S.A only to eat a Cannoli.. 😂😉
All I could think of was Clemanza and Lampone killing Paulie…
I love Italians!!! And fucking cannoli!!
uugghh i want a cannolo so bad right now… good cannoli in a casual setting is hard to come by around here, though.
Hot take: Cannoli is low-key nasty
Because after a ten-pound plate of lasagne with sausage, braciole and meatballs, who wouldn't have room for two or three of these?
That looks effing delicious!
what is this buzzfeed?
Ferrara's is the best. Try to go there every time I'm in Little Italy.
Tried to follow the directions but I got connoli stuck on my penis. What do I do now? Dip in chocolate?
Why did Paulie call in sick?
Would it kill ya to put a fucking name tag when the guy appears?
1:56 “we put the fuck inside the cannoli”
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