What's the first food you think about when you think of Bologna? Tortellini sure, maybe tagliatelle al ragù, mortadella of course. Enter old bakeries and open grandma's cookbooks to learn all about desserts in Bologna.
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.