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How to make Sicilian Fried Ricotta sweets

Here is the fabulous Cassatelle fritte or Sicilian Fried Ricotta Sweets. There is all the flavor of the Sicilian land, sweet and passionate, in these little pastries that jealously preserve a precious and rich filling.


Fried Ricotta Sweets


Servings: serves 6-8

  • 35 oz of sheep ricotta cheese;
  • 3 cups + 2 tbsp of “00” flour;
  • ¾ cup + 3 tbsp of granulated sugar;
  • ¼ cup of dark chocolate flakes;
  • 1 sachet of vanillina
  • extra virgin olive oil;
  • 1/2 glass of Marsala
  • icing sugar;
  • cinnamon powder



  1. Place ricotta it in a bowl  with ½ cup + 3 tbsp of sugar, chocolate flakes, vanillin and a pinch of cinnamon.
  2. Mix with a small wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Separately mix the flour with half a glass of oil to form small grains, add the remaining sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Complete the dough with Marsala, working it until you get an elastic dough to spread with a rolling pin or pasta machine.
  5. Make strips as wide as lasagne and fill them with the previously seasoned ricotta.
  6. Close each box in the same way as a large ravioli and cut the dough with a toothed wheel, taking care to leave some space between the edge of the filling and the edge of the dough itself.
  7. Fry in hot oil. Serve the cassatelle sprinkled with icing sugar mixed with cinnamon.



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