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Plant-based Sicilian bakery Dolcetta has launched a range of vegan cannoli – claiming it to be ‘indistinguishable from the original’.

The London-based eatery, which also offers vegan biscotti and cupcakes, adapted the cannoli to not include eggs or dairy using an old family recipe.

Priced at £30 for a box of nine, the vegan treats can be delivered to central London postcodes, and come in the flavors: pistachio, chocolate, hazelnut and chocolate, chocolate and citrus, hazelnut, pistachio and chocolate, hazelnut and citrus, and pistachio and citrus.

The cannoli are dipped in dairy-free chocolate, filled with sweet ricotta, and topped with a sprinkling of candied peel, nuts or chocolate chips.

‘The holy grail’

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Lexi Galli, Founder of Dolcetta, said: “To me, mastering a Vegan Cannoli was the holy grail and I had put it off for such a long time as it is one of the most technically difficult pastries to get right, even before trying to ‘veganize’ it, but celebrations were never the same without them so I got baking!

“After many many trials (and many many errors!) I succeeded and the results are truly impressive. My family has actually said they prefer the Dolcetta vegan cannoli to my original Sicilian family recipe and I tend to agree.”

Dolcetta is located on 118-122 Great Portland Street, London 

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.