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The word "cassata" literally means "little case" due to its brick shape. Cassata is an ice-cream, shaped like a brick, consisting of layers of ice-creams of different flavours on liqueur soaked sponge. This is the Sicilian version of the dessert. I have chosen ready-made ice-cream to make a quick dessert. You may make the ice-cream yourself at home. You can prepare the cassata upto 2 to 3 days in advance and keep it frozen. A great dessert for a great evening!

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Cassata recipe - How to make Cassata

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Serves 4.
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For the first layer
1/2 recipe Eggless Sponge Cake
1 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp rum

For the second layer
250 ml Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
4 tbsp rum
2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
2 tsp chopped candied peel
1 tbsp chopped and roasted almonds (badam)
2 tsp strawberry crush

For the third layer
250 ml Coffee Ice-Cream
1/8 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder

For the garnish
grated chocolate

    For the first layer

    1. Line the sponge cake on the base of 125 mm. (5") diameter glass bowl or a shallow dish.
    2. Mix the powdered sugar and rum with 2 tablespoons of water and soak the sponge with this mixture.

    For the second layer

    1. Soak the raisins and candied peel in the rum for about 2 to 3 hours.
    2. Mix the vanilla ice-cream with the rum soaked raisins, candied peel, almonds and strawberry crush.
    3. Spread this mixture over the first sponge layer.
    4. Freeze for about 3 to 4 hours until the ice-cream is firm.

    For the third layer

    1. Combine the ice-cream with the cinnamon.
    2. Spread this coffee ice-cream mixture on top of the second layer (of ice-cream), cover and freeze till it has set for approximately 3 to 4 hours.

    How to proceed

    1. Cut into wedges and serve chilled, garnished with grated chocolate.

    Nutrient values per
    Energy11790 cal
    Protein280.3 g
    Carbohydrates1563.1 g
    Fiber15.2 g
    Fat359.8 g
    Cholesterol0 mg
    Vitamin A8571.7 mcg
    Vitamin B14.6 mg
    Vitamin B26.6 mg
    Vitamin B321.2 mg
    Vitamin C52.9 mg
    Folic Acid659.1 mcg
    Calcium11366.6 mg
    Iron22.7 mg
    Magnesium0 mg
    Phosphorus0 mg
    Sodium1082.5 mg
    Potassium5288.3 mg
    Zinc3.3 mg

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     on 21 May 15 04:10 PM