Typical product of Catania – Minne di S. Agatha

This typical product of Catania is a delicious dessert served especially during the celebration of the Patrona S. Agatha, which takes place from 3 to the 5 February.
The name of this dessert comes from the troubled history of a noble Agata, young girl who devoted the console Quinziano condemned to a terrible martyrdom, amputation of breasts, as he would not yield to his courtship preferring amre God.
Hence the origin of the cassatine a delicious sweet made with puff pastry, filled with ricotta and candied chocolate topped with white icing sugar and egg whites, Finally for decoration it is placed on top of a candied cherry, to remind the bosom of the Holy.

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