Sarde a beccafico. Sicily.

Sarde a beccafico - a traditional Sicilian dish of fresh sardines - stuffed, rolled and baked.

Sarde a beccafico. Sicily.

Sarde a beccafico - a traditional Sicilian dish of fresh sardines - stuffed, rolled and baked.

troppo spiritosi :: Sicilian Cassata Cupcakes - vanilla/amaretto/rum cake with chopped maraschino cherries, filled with ricotta filling, topped with an almond/amaretto buttercream, chopped (home made) candied orange peels and chopped pistachios.

Sicilian Cassata Cupcakes - vanilla/amaretto/rum cake with chopped maraschino cherries, filled with ricotta filling, topped with an almond/amaretto buttercream, chopped (home made) candied orange peels and chopped pistachios.

Today we'll give you a taste of the famous Sicilian pastries, mainly prepared with ricotta cheese and almond paste.   The Sicilian cassata is a rich and colorful dessert: it takes some time, but the end result is a masterpiece of Italian cuisine!  Buon Appetito :D

If you want to do something really special for Easter, try this cake from Sicily: Cassata alla siciliana.

Cassata Siciliana

Article about the history of Sicilian Cassata (includes link to video how to)

Cassata Siciliana ~  It is a delicious dessert made with sponge cake, filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing.  Even though nowadays you can buy a cassata throughout the year, it is traditionally eaten at Easter.

Cassata Siciliana


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