le cupcake quotidien

le cupcake quotidien
photo Wanda Kujacz

lundi 16 avril 2012

Zuppa Inglese (English soup)

Origins of Zuppa Inglese are vague; the name probably come from 16th century in kitchens of the Dukes of Este in Ferrara, who had frequent contact with England, it seems that they asked their cooks to try to recreate the "English Trifle" they had enjoyed at the Elizabethan court.. and this is the Italian version that still now we prepare and eat so much in Italy.

The concept is not far from Tiramisu.. vanilla pastry cream, soft biscuits imbibed in strawberry coulis, chocolate pastry cream, chantilly and strawberries. I don’t put alcohol, but in many recipes you’ll find Alchermes, I like to decorate with strawberries and cream.. but many people don’t.. everybody has a personal recipe.. so do what you like and that’s it!
Zuppa Inglese

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