Cannoli are fun to make and really not that difficult. You can make the shells ahead and fill them just before serving.
My shells are crispy with blisters all over so be careful, they'll shatter as you bite into the sweet, creamy ricotta filling studded with candied orange and chocolate chips.
If you don't want to make your own shells you can buy the shells. I got a box of Ferrara's shells at North Beach's Molinari Deli on Columbus. Whip up your own ricotta filling and fill the shells just before serving so they stay don't get soggy.
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