Sicily is known for its delicious and unique desserts, many of which have been passed down through generations. Here are a few traditional Sicilian desserts that you might enjoy:
Cannoli: A classic Sicilian pastry made from a crispy, fried pastry dough that is filled with a sweet ricotta cheese filling. It’s often garnished with cand orange peel or chocolate chips.
Cassata: A traditional Easter dessert made with ricotta cheese, cand fruits, and sponge cake. The sponge cake is soaked in a sweet syrup before being layered with the ricotta and cand fruits. The dessert is then chilled and decorated with marzipan.
Granita: A Sicilian semi-frozen dessert made with sugar, water, and flavorings such as lemon, almond, or coffee. It’s similar to sorbet and is served as a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.
Pasticcini di mandorla: Small almond pastries that are often shaped as fruits or flowers, they are made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites.
Pignolata: A traditional Sicilian fried pastry, made with a dough of flour, sugar, and water that is shaped
Sicilian desserts, Catania, Sicily, Italy