Cassatelle - even better than cassate and cannoli
On the side of the superstrada between Palermo and Trapani as you enter Castellammare (it's also opposite the bus stop for whoever arrives by public transport) you'll find a relatively uncharacteristic bar that probably won't grab your attention were it not for this article. There are three bars lined up, one after the other, but the one to take notice of is 'La Sorgente' owned by Vincenzo Scuderi (address: C/da Gemma d'oro, 92, telephone: 0924 32800).
Cassetelle are a specialty sweet from the province of Trapani, but especially Castellammare. This is the bar that produces the best and the most. We had tried several prior to these ones and they were nice, but didn't rate as anything worth writing about.
La Sorgente exceeded all expectations with their steaming hot cassetelle. The place is so busy and they sell so many that they are always hot and stuffed to overbrimming with a delicious mix of ricotta and chocolate chips!
Mmmmmmm.... See above... warm, freshly baked cassatelle from La Sorgente bar!