Dove-shaped cake originally from Milan, a popular specialty of Easter.
General term for mushrooms. Both cultivated or wild, mostly found in the northern regions. A popular kind is funghi porcini.
Type of pound cake widely sold at Christmastime, along with panettone.
Italy’s best known Christmas dessert originated in Milan. Soft and spongy, it is made with a natural yeast starter, eggs, butter, candied fruit, and raisins. Shaped like a dome, variations include chocolate or vanilla icing or gelato filling.
Typical Christmas cake from Siena made from flour, sugar or honey, spices, candid fruit, almonds and hazelnuts.