Zuppa Inglese is a spoon dessert typical of Central italy. This Italian trifle is a famous ancient Italian dessert, made with layers of ladyfingers dipped in Alchermes, pastry cream and chocolate.
An Italian Trifle
The success of this dessert depends on the quality of its ingedients. In particular the homemade preparation of Italian Pastry Cream and the quality of the Savoiardi Ladyfingers.
How to Make It
Make the Pastry Cream
Mix the egg yolks with the sugar. Then add the flour, Keep stirring for about 5 minutes, then set aside.
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Heat the milk and bring it almost to a boil. Then remove it from the heat and start pouring slowly into the mixture of sugar, eggs and flour. Put on low heat and cook, always stirring, for another 3-4 minutes. Italian Crema pasticcera is ready!
Set aside about 1/3 of pastry cream in another cup. Then add the unsweetened cocoa powder and mix well. The chocolate cream for our Italian Trifle is ready!
Make the Chocolate Cream
make the layers
Pour the Alchermes into a bowl. Dip quickly the ladyfingers on both sides for about 1 or 2 seconds per side. Place the soaked Savoiardi on the bottom of a trifle bowl.
Cover with Pastry Cream. Now add another layer of liqueur-soaked ladyfingers.
Add a layer of chocolate cream.
Make another layer of soaked ladyfingers. Finally, cover the last layer with Pastry Cream. Traditional Zuppa Inglese is ready!