zuppa inglese

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Zuppa inglese—literally ‘English soup’—is an Italian version of English trifle, made usually with macaroons or sponge cakes that have been well steeped in alcohol (such as maraschino). The original version, which was filled with custard, was finished off by being browned in the oven, but modern alternatives, in which ricotta or cream cheese often replaces the custard, are not cooked. The dish is particularly associated with Naples, apparently because it was developed by Neapolitan pastrycooks working in Europe in the nineteenth century.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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