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soft cream filled brioches

Popular in Central Italy in the 19th century, and still available in mainly Umbrian pasticcerie (Assisi is especially famous for them) these soft airy pastries filled with pastry cream come in a variety of flavours and are popular for breakfast.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Caffetteria Vinti, Assisi