Cassata Alla Siciliana Veg
Vegetarian Dessert Italy
200g/7oz Caster Sugar
1/2 teasp Grated Lemon Rind
75g/3oz Plain Flour
450g/1lb Ricotta Cheese
5 tbsp Orange Liqueur
50g/2oz Plain Chocolate, finely chopped
50g/2oz Mixed Peel
50g/2oz Pistachio Nuts, chopped
Lemon rind to decorate
Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5, and grease and base-line a 1kg/2lb loaf
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, 75g/3oz of the sugar and the
Carefully fold in the flour.
Spoon the mixture into the greased loaf tin and bake for approximately 25
Cool on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the Ricotta cheese, remaining sugar and 2 tablespoons
of the orange liqueur. Divide this mixture between 2 bowls.
To one bowl, add the chocolate, mixed peel and a 1 tablespoon of pistachio nuts.
Once the cake is cool , cut it into 3 layers. Place the base on a
drizzle with 1 tablespoon the orange liqueur then spread over half the cheese and chocolate
mixture and place the middle tier on top.
Drizzle this with the remaining liqueur and spread over the remaining cheese and
Place the final layer of cake on top.
Spread the whole cake with the remaining Ricotta cheese mixture and decorate with
the remaining nuts and shredded lemon rind. Serve well chilled.
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