Cassatedde... one of the joys of Easter from the Sicilian cuisine.
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For the Dough:
all purpose flour
Crisco or Lard
oil for frying
egg for the egg wash
For the Filling:
impastata or drained ricotta
sugar for garnishing
Make the Dough:
In a stand mixer, add the flour, the sugar and the crisco and mix well until the crisco is entirely absorbed by the flour.
Add the egg yolk and mix.
Little by little add the wine and mix until you have a ball of dough.
Wrap the dough in plastic paper and let it rest for 1 hour.
Make the Filling:
Mix the Impastata or the drained ricotta and the sugar.
Add the almond extract and the almond flour. Mix very well.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Make the Cassatedde:
Take a piece of dough and with a rolling pin flatten it very thin.
Line the border with the egg wash and add a Tbs of filling in the middle. Close the dough to form a half moon and press around the perimeter.
Fry all the cassatedde.
When they completely cool garnish with powdered sugar.
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