What's the first food you think about when you think of Bologna?Tortellini sure, maybe tagliatelle with ragù, mortadella of course.You'd never think about Bologna dessert traditions. Hidden in old bakeries and in ancient grandma's cookbooks, there's a sweet world to uncover.Do you want to please your sweet tooth and end your meal on a glycemic high?
One dessert, many stories behind it. The origins of zuppa inglese are blurry, but one thing is almost certain. Its name comes from its resemblance to the trifle, a British dessert made of layers of cake, cream and wine. The layers of Zuppa Inglese are 3: custard, chocolate cream and a sponge soaked in alchermes, a pink liquor that gives the dessert his brilliant red color.