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Make your Cassata cooking class!

Palermo, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Paola

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Sicilian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

This 4-hour cooking class is a full immersion in the cooking traditions Sicilians to discover the most famous cake: the cassata!
Cooking a Cassata or Cassata siciliana , the traditional dessert from Sicily.
It consists of round Pan di Spagna (Sponge Cake) moistened with liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream.
It is covered with a shell of marzipan and decorative designs.
The cassata is topped with candied fruit depicting cherries and slices of citrus fruit characteristic of Sicily.
Other things to note
We can prepare for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and others intollerance. We will be available if you will communicate it before.
This 4-hour cooking class is a full immersion in the cooking traditions Sicilians to discover the most famous cake: the cassata!
Cooking a Cassata or Cassata siciliana , the traditional dessert from Sicily.
It consists of round Pan di Spagna (Sponge Cake) moistened with liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream.
It is covered with a shell of marzipan and…

What's included

  • Food
    1.5kg Sicilian Cassata cake (3lb 4.911 oz)
  • Drinks
    Water, coffee
  • Equipment
    Apron, tools and cake box

Meet your host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Paola and Elisa are two women and two friends with the passion of food.
Paola is an agricultural entrepreneur and her company is focused on cereal cultivations.
In 2017, she decided to start using the "grano antico" (ancient grain) to produce a different kind of pasta. This pasta is of pure quality, healthy and traditional of this region.
She also has a farm and she is a real expert of Sicilian food :)
Elisa is a woman passionate about cooking, food and raw materials. This interest comes from his work experience and from the need to cook only the best for his 8 year old daughter.
For this reason they take much care of the ingredients that they use. They loves cooking and love sharing it with others!
Paola and Elisa are two women and two friends with the passion of food.
Paola is an agricultural entrepreneur and her company is focused on cereal cultivations.
In 2017, she decided to start using the "grano antico" (ancient grain) to produce a different kind of pasta. This pasta is of pure quality, healthy and traditional of this region.
She also has a farm and she is a real expert of Sicilian food :)
Elisa is a woman passionate about cooking, food and raw materials. This…
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Where you'll be

We will meet in Vittorio Emanule streets and togheter we will go to a wonderful house in Mondello with my car.

2 reviews

Sherly
May 2019
I loved spending time with Paola making the traditional Sicilian cassata. Paola is very friendly and lovely! She runs couple other experiences too so make sure to take her cooking classes! I recommend!
Shelby
February 2019
if you are looking for authentic Sicilian baking this is it! As a pastry chef Im always looking for genuine experiences and this was fantastic ! The class is very hands on and Paola is extremely knowledgable. Highly recommend!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Fish allergy
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Gluten-free
Soy-free
Tree nut allergy
Pescatarian
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Egg-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A great desire to have fun!