Crescent shape, Spanish influence in the preparation: these are the words that describe this dessert.

Cassatelle of Agira are typical Sicilian sweets of the province of Enna, more precisely of the town of Agira; they have very ancient origins, but it is not known for sure which era they date back to. It was a dessert appreciated by both the rich and the poor and were served in weddings or eaten simply to age Sundays.

This spread between rich and poor is represented by stuffing: almonds and cocoa were foods intended for the wealthiest, while chickpea flour was widespread among the poor.

The Cassatelle of Agira derived from another dessert, the pasticciotto, and their creation has also had a Spanish influence. They are crescent-shaped and their preparation requires a lot of mastery.

The spread of the Cassatelle of Agira is divided as follows:

from 3 May to 9 May 2020 in Sicily the spread of the Cassatelle is 80%;

from 12 July to 18 July 2020, the distribution of Cassatelle in Sicily is 92%;

from 6 to 13 December 2020 in Sicily the spread of Cassatelle is 89%;

from 20 to 26 December 2020 in Sicily the spread of Cassatelle is 100%;

from 31 to 6 February 2020 in Sicily the spread of Cassatelle is 91%;

from 4 to 10 April 2020 in Sicily the spread of Cassatelle is 95%.

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