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Fiadone is one the most traditional desserts that the island of Corsica is known for. It resembles a cheesecake in that it's made with soft cheese and sugar, but it doesn't taste at all like one. Indeed, while most dishes become more than the sum of its parts, I'd say this fiadone tasted exactly like its parts: eggy and ricottaish, it was like a combination of a very light flan and a cheesecake. It was also not as sweet as I would have liked. Plus, while the cake rose nicely in the oven, it fell down when we took it out.
All that said, I'm sure that the falling was my fault. Baking requires precise measurements and, unfortunately, in an effort to make money and fool consumers, ricotta cheese in the US is no longer sold in 1 lb containers. Nope, it comes now in 15 oz containers - so my choice was to either buy 3 and be left with 13 oz of ricotta - or just use two containers and hope for the best. I did also, and by eye, reduce the other ingredients a little bit - but I guess I should have been more precise.
We did eat the whole cheesecake, it wasn't that bad, but I wouldn't make it again.
Adapted from a recipe at Recipe Land.