• Food & Wine

Sbrisolona Cake Recipe

It is a Mantuan cake tied to the peasant tradition based on almonds

Sbrisolona Cake Recipe. It is among one of the tradtional desserts that represent Mantua and Lombardy's culinary tradition. It is hard not to appreciate its buttery taste and rustic look.  

The origins of the Sbrisolona recipe date back to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. At the time, it was still considered peasant food and was also called "cups cake" because its ingredients were measured using a cup. 

This cake was so good though that it did not take long to arrive to the court of the Gonzaga family. This was the occasion when, in order to make it even more appetizing, was added sugar, butter, almonds and spices. 

The name Sbrisolona derives from the Mantuan word "brisa", which means "crumb" due to its granular, irregular and brittle texture. 

Although this recipe has numerous variants, as can be expected by products so strongly connected to ancient local traditions, we want to present you with the classical version of it. It is better enjoyed paired with a bit of zabaglione sauce and broken in uneven parts. 

On the same topic

Milan, capital of taste

From the skyscrapers to the fields of crops. Milan is a city of thousand cultures and its surrounding area a land of a thousand flavours
  • Food & Wine
Milan, capital of taste

Franciacorta, a land of excellence

The humble local dishes stand alongside traditional and prestigious wines. A journey through the flavors of Franciacorta
  • Food & Wine
Franciacorta, a land of excellence

Street food in milan

Street food is the best solution for a quick lunch break and a snack
  • Food & Wine
Street food in Milan

Grana padano

Typical Italian DOP cheese
  • Food & Wine
Grana Padano

It s raining meatballs

One of the most typical and traditional dishes of the Lombard cuisine
  • Food & Wine
It’s raining meatballs!

Eating at Lake Iseo

Between fish and good wine
  • Food & Wine
Dried Sardines: eat them with Polenta

Bresaola

One of the symbolic products of Valtellina, obtained through the method of preserving meat by salting and drying.
  • Food & Wine
Bresaola

Flavors and Products from Garda

Lake Garda is an ideal place for gourmets and wine lovers
  • Food & Wine
Discover the flavors and products from Garda

Varese Local Products Guide

The typical products with which to prepare the dining table are varied and include all the dishes: from appetizers to desserts
  • Food & Wine
Varese local products guide, essential tips

Bergamo and its typical tastes

Really delicious dishes with genuine ingredients
  • Food & Wine
Come discovering typical food of Bergamo!

Cencerate Potatoes

  • Food & Wine
Patata di Cencerate

Garda s olive oil

Recognized by everyone as an exceptional oil, especially when paired with certain dishes. Its freshness and delicacy are increasingly appreciated throughout Europe
  • Food & Wine
Garda’s Olive Oil

Where to eat in Bergamo

5 typical restaurants to eat in Bergamo
  • Food & Wine
Where to eat in Bergamo? Let us recommend 5 restaurants

Fagiolo Borlotto di Gambolò

Il fagiolo borlotto, coltivato da secoli nell’areale agricolo di Gambolò e nei suoi immediati dintorni
  • Food & Wine
Fagioli Borlotto

What to do in franciacorta

Land of wine, nature and history between Bergamo and Brescia. Franciacorta an experience that leaves all your senses satisfied.
  • Food & Wine
What to do In Franciacorta

Taleggio

Taleggio DOP, a great talent of Italian cuisine makes Italians good forks, true gourmets
  • Food & Wine
Taleggio

Eating in Varese

Peasant roots in traditional taverns
  • Food & Wine
Where to go when eating in Varese

IGP Apples of Valtellina

This type of apple has all the characteristics of mountain apple: crunchy, fragrant, aromatic and juicy
  • Food & Wine
Apples

Brescia Caviar

A surprise in the Po Valley
  • Food & Wine
Brescia caviar, a delicacy of the Po Valley

Panettone recipe

The secret of the preparation of the panettone: one of the typical sweets of the Milanese tradition
  • Food & Wine
Panettone recipe, a Milanese staple