Christmas Casatta

    Whip 2 lb. ricotta cheese until of a fine consistency. Add sugar to taste while beating the cheese.

    Stir in small, chopped pieces of chocolate, toasted finely chopped almonds, and chopped cinnamon sticks.

    Line a serving dish with lady fingers, sliced strips of genoise, or slices of angel food cake. Layer the filling and cookies/cake -- beginning and ending with the cookies/cake.