Cassata al Forno

Sicilian Baked Cassata

Preparation info

  • Makes

    10 to 12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Though this is similar to Pizza di Ricotta alla Grottese, it is really a version of Cassata alla Siciliana in which pastry dough substitutes for the pan di spagna, or sponge cake lining. In Sicily, where the ricotta is very firm, the filling is usually prepared without eggs. Here I like to add some egg whites only, for firmness but no added richness.

This version is a re-creation of one I enj