Christmas cake

Spongata

Spongata: the recipe for a delicious and simple typical Christmas cake

The spongata is a typical Christmas speciality of certain areas of ‘ Emilia-Romagna, of Tuscany and Liguria. A puff pastry shell, similar to a sweet shortcrust pastry, contains a rich and aromatic filling, with a firm consistency, based on white wine, dried fruit, honey and stale bread. It is a preparation to be made comfortably …

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Bostrengo

Bostrengo: the recipe for the rustic and greedy typical sweet from the Marche region

The bostrengo is a Christmas cake typical of the Marche region. It is an ancient recipe, made with poor ingredients, based on rice – which in this recipe replaces spelt and barley, the cereals used in the past – stale bread, flour, dried fruit, butter, eggs and sugar. A cake with a rustic and genuine …

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Cupeta

Cupeta: the recipe of the Christmas holidays

The cupeta or copeta is a typical Apulian Christmas cake, in particular the kitchen Salento and Lecce, a preparation similar to that of nougat and crunchy almonds. The main ingredients are caramelized sugar and lightly toasted almonds, flavoured with lemon zest and vanilla. The origins of this crunchy date back to 1200: the ancient Romans …

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