It is not an easy recipe to make it needs more patience and some experience in kneading and rolling the dough.Knead the dough without pasta machine is a bit tough but i managed to do that.It is difficult and hard to handle.
I made it vegetarian,I haven't used eggs in the filling.This recipe is the daring bakers challenge by the host Sandie .I really amazed that the finished product cameout really well.I don't even believe in my eyes.I gave a big applause to myself ha ha haa......yeahhhhh.... i can make sfogliatelle with pasta machine wow.........
Do try friends, you will also enjoy making this like me.Frankly speaking i haven't got it sooo perfect.If you have the perfect mail me with the pics.I'll be so happy to hear from you friends.
milk(200 ml)- 1 cup
granulated sugar-1/2 cup(115 gms)
vannila essence- 2 tsp
milk chocolate-50 gms
orange marmalade-1 tbsp
lemon zest-1 tbsp
Heat milk and sugar in a pan stir till the sugar dissolves and the milk heats up,add in semolina and whisk well till it boils and become thick.Pour in a tray and cool them.Cut into pieces and add in a blender add remaining ingredients and blend well till it becomes creamy and thick.Can adjust with milk to get the consistency and store in fridge.
If you wish to use riccotta cheese you can make it at home itself .This is nothing but like the homemade cottage cheese(panner in india).I have avoided egg yolks,candied orange peel and ground cinnamon from the original recipe and used cream,milk,orange marmalade and chocolate.mmm its taste soo good as i have been expected.
Here comes the main part,the making of sfogliatelle ricci:
flour- 3 cups
salt- 6 gms
warm water-3/4 cup
1.Combine flour and salt in a hand mixer with paddle hook attachment.Mix the dough well with water till it combines well and make a smooth dough.The dough would become smooth if you use the hand mixer otherwise you have to knead it with hands and use the pasta machine till it combines and form the thick dough.Keep in refridgerator for 2 hrs to 5 hrs.
2.Beat vanaspathi and butter together till fluffy.Can use them in liquid form.
3.Remove the dough from fridge and cut into 4 pieces.Work with one by one roll them till a thin layer of dough is formed.
4.On the other side you must see your hands the dough should be that much thin.elaborate the sides with your hands Beware it must not tear.Do it slowly and coat well with beaten butter mixture and roll tight like a cigar.
5.Keep aside and do it again with another piece of the dough and coat the butter mixture all over and place the rolled dough on this sheet and roll tight again.Do the same with all pieces of dough and make the roll like a big cigar.
6.Trim off the edges and cover well with plastic wrap and store it in fridge.
7.Remove from fridge and place them aside till it reaches the room temperature.
8. Cut them into 1" thick slices and press with thumb aand make like a cone shaped bag.fill in semolina mixture and close the edges.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
9. Arrange the cones in a baking tray and bake them for 20-25 mins.