The shells came out SO good!! I was very pleased. I DID add a tad more sugar, just because I tend to do that, but that's just me. Also, the wine was the PERFECT touch to bring the flavors together. The filling, on the other hand was tasty, but not firm enough to pipe well into the shells. (It came out quite a mess, so I ended up scooping the filling with the shells in the end, since this was a trial run for me.) I would HIGHLY recommend draining the ricotta overnight BEFORE you begin this process, and you'll end up much happier. I also added some vanilla, and left out the citron in place of mini chocolate chips, since I'm not a fan of citron. :D All in all, this was a success for me, and Pop will be pleased when I come home for Christmas and make him this treat. Thanks!!
Note: The shell making is NOT a one-person job. I did it (and nearly set the dorm on fire MANY times) so it's POSSIBLE, but way easier and more fun if you have someone rolling and forming the dough around the tubes, while someone else is frying them and then removing the shells, since they take around 30 seconds to cook.
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The shells came out SO good!! I was very pleased. I DID add a tad more sugar, just because I...