Preparation info

  • For

    6-8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Food of the Sun: A Fresh Look at Mediterranean Cooking

Food of the Sun

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1995

  • About

Cassata in its original form is a cake, not an ice-cream, and is based on pan di Spagna, a sponge characterized by a high proportion of eggs to flour and a cooking technique which seems odd when compared to, say, making a Victoria sponge. But then, to most of the world making a Victoria sponge is even odder, so quid pro quo. Non-stick spring-form cake tins work best for the job but, if you don’t have one, grease your sticking tin lightly with butter.

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