Friday, June 15, 2018

cassata -

Cassata or Cassata siciliana is a traditional sweet food from the region of Palermo and Messina, Sicily, Italy. Cassata also refers to Neapolitan ice cream containing peanuts or dried fruit or made sweets.

Cassata consists of a round sponge cake mixed with fruit juice or liqueur and combined with ricotta cheese, candied fruit, and chocolate or vanilla stuffing similar to cannoli cream. The food is decorated with marzipan, pink and green pastel icing, and decorative designs. The top of the cassata is decorated with candied fruit that depicts the characteristic cuts of citrus fruit from Sicily.