zuppa inglese

Pronunciation: [ZOO-puh een-GLAY-zeh]

Literally translated as "English soup," this Italian dish is, in fact, a refrigerated dessert similar to the British favorite, trifle. It's made with rum-sprinkled slices of sponge cake layered with a rich custard or whipped cream (or both) and candied fruit or toasted almonds (or both).

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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