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Elvezia

The 'Swiss' cake of Mantua

In the 1780s, several Swiss pastry chefs migrated to Mantua and introduced a whole new world of cakes, now designated PAT. One is the anello di Monaco and another is Elvezia (or Helvezia): consistes of three disks of almond paste, sugar and whipped egg whites, baked in the oven and them stuffed with filled with zabaglione and butter cream.

Desserts and pastries

DOP (PDO) products and acronyms

Lombardy

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