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Catholic Recipe: Cassata

    INGREDIENTS

  • 10 inch sponge cake
  • 1-1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 chopped squares of bitter chocolate Icing
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Candied fruits for decoration
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Italy

Also Called: Cream Tart

From the Italians comes a quick dessert for that busiest of days, Vigilia di Natale, the Vigil of Christmas for Italians. It is a Cassata or Cream Tart which may be made with store made sponge cake to save time.

DIRECTIONS

Cut cake into three layers. Beat cottage cheese, sugar, almond extract and chocolate together. Spread this filling between layers. Chill cake in refrigerator. When cake is set, cover with icing and decorate with candied fruits.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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