What is this Italian Pastry called?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by Guest, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I recently returned from a trip to Italy (Rome and Naples) where we had this delightful individual lemon cake dessert several times.  My friend loved them so much, I wanted to try and make them for her birthday, but I don't remember what they were called so that I can look up a recipe.  Can anyone provide more info?

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  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Do you remember the places where you had the dessert? You might be able to look it up online. My first thought is Italian Ricotta lemon cake.
     
  3. boar_d_laze

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    Not a ricotta cakes of any kind, they're either sospiri al limone or dilizie al limone.  If you google for sospiri recipes throw in a few English words or all the results will be in Italian.  Oy.

    "Lemon sospiri recipe" is worth a try.  Similarly, add the term "limoncello" to dilizie al limone and see if that doesn't help.

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  4. siduri

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    DElizie al limone, BDL.  an e not an i - or you won't find it.  If you want the recipe susan, i can try to translate a site from the italian (don;t bother with an automatic translator, that won't help)