Zuppa Inglese is a traditional Italian dessert that is believed to have originated in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The name "Zuppa Inglese" means "English soup" in English, but despite its name, the dessert is not actually a soup.
Zuppa Inglese is made by layering slices of sponge cake or ladyfingers in a deep dish, which are then soaked in an alcoholic cherry flavoured liqueur called “Maraschino”.
Once the layers of sponge cake and syrup are in place, the dessert is topped with a layer of creamy custard made from a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, milk, and cornstarch. The custard is typically flavored with vanilla or lemon zest and is then left to chill in the refrigerator for several hours until set.
Zuppa Inglese is typically served cold, and can be garnished with whipped cream or fresh fruit on top. It is a rich and indulgent dessert that is perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat after a meal.