Today we have yet another recipe that comes from Ancient Roman. It’s called a Cassola and has it roots in the Jewish community of the 16th century they used a fresh cheese baked into a type of sandwich which was then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Roman Jews however, used ricotta to make a large sweet pancake cooked in a skillet. The dish was originally called “casciola”. Later the Christians adopted this as a traditional Christmas dessert. It’s sweet, creamy, and cheesy. One of the best sweets I’ve made to date and it’s fairly simple to cook.
- 1lb Ricotta Cheese
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 4 eggs beaten
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/2 tsp of Vanilla or Cinnamon
Bake at 400 for the first 10 minutes, turn heat down to 350 and cook an extra 25 minutes. Turn off oven, open oven door and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Should be served warm but I liked it cold also.
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