Cassatella di sant'Agata facts for kids
|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|
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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