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"English Soup" (Zuppa Inglese)

Zuppa inglese means "English soup," a reference to its triflelike appearance. But the dessert (dolce) is actually a Tuscan classic, made with layered pastry cream, chocolate sauce, and wine-soaked ladyfingers.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2005



  1. Arrange half the ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8-inch square serving dish. Drizzle with half the wine. Spread 1 1/2 cups pastry cream on top. Drizzle 1/2 cup chocolate sauce over cream. Repeat, adding another layer each of ladyfingers, wine, pastry cream, and chocolate sauce. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 4 hours.

Cook's Notes

This recipe can be doubled or tripled.

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