Cassatelle, The Other Sicilian Pastry

How is it that I’ve never written about this delectable Sicilian dessert: cassatelle di ricotta!? Cassatelle are turnovers (or sweet calzones) stuffed with a mixture of fresh ricotta, confectioners’ sugar, and chocolate chips. They are fried and upon being served, are dusted with confectioners’ sugar. When eaten still warm from the fryer, they are out of this world!

Cassatelle are from Trapani province, and many will argue that next to homemade ones (like these made by cousins of my Sicilian tourism colleague Paula Asaro), the most revered cassatelle may be purchased from Bar La Sorgente in Castellammare del Golfo. Now, I’m really dreaming of Sicily.

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