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Cassatella di sant'Agata
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Alternative names Cassatina siciliana
Minni di virgini
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Sicily
Main ingredients sponge cake, fruit juice or liqueur, ricotta, candied peel, marzipan, icing
Cassatelle di Sant'Agata
A tray of mini cassatas.

Cassatella di sant'Agata is a traditional Sicilian pastry from Catania made during the Festival of Saint Agatha.


Cassatella di sant'Agata are round-shaped sweets made with sponge cake soaked in rosolio and stuffed with ricotta, chocolate drops, and candied fruit. The outside is covered in white icing and finished with a candied cherry on top. The ricotta is made strictly from sheep's milk.

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