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Festive berlingozzo

The Berlingozzo is a cake from Lamporecchio, in the province of Pistoia, central Italy. It is a simple ring-shaped cake, and it has its origins in the time of the Medici. It is a typical Carnival cake, its name appearing to derive from the word Berlingaccio, meaning “Fat Thursday”.

The berlingozzo is also traditionally prepared as a wedding treat.

The dough for the cake consists of plain flour, butter, eggs, sugar, lemon or orange zest, milk, baking powder. The cake is baked in the oven for a little less than one hour.

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