Italian Pound Cake
Christmas cooking would not be complete without pomegranates. The fruit is often depicted in Italian works of religious art. It is said that the multitude of seeds, nestled together so neatly in one fruit, is like the union of people who make up one church. For eating, the seeds are squeezed to make a drink called granatina, or they are sprinkled into salads of bitter chicories.
This recipe is a modern departure for another use of the fruit, as a sauce for ricotta cheesecake. The cake, as well as the sauce, can be made two days ahead. Skim-milk ricotta best approximates the texture of Italian ricotta.
I have made this cheesecake every year since 2003 when I found it on your website. I love it.
What is and where can a person find “flora de scicilia?