This magnificent village between Verona and Mantua leaves visitors astonished for its beauty, its history and its many legends full of mysteries. Lying on the banks of the Mincio river, with a castle in Verona to garrison, between a lush nature and magnificent glimpses here, time seems to have stopped.
The recipe that I propose is an emblem of this village - which still includes many other specialties and all that are linked to legends - is the Rose Cake. Created in 1490 to celebrate the wedding between Francesco II Gonzaga and the very young Isabella d'Este, this dessert, soft, buttery and fragrant, recalls a bouquet of rosebuds. The cake was much appreciated by the spouses and became part of the Gonzaga cuisine and soon spread in the nearby lands. Valeggio sul Mincio includes among its specialties this delicious cake that is prepared both in confectioners and in domestic kitchens, especially on special occasions and on holidays.
Each family has its own recipe, but one ingredient is the same and special for all: the slow processing!
Once leavened, roll out the dough into a rectangle. Whip the butter with icing sugar and spread the cream on the rectangle of dough. Now cut the dough into seven strips in the long side of the rectangle. Wrap the strips on themselves forming a bud taking care to seal the base well.
Arrange the roses in a 24 cm diameter cake tin previously greased and floured, keeping the buds separated from each other. Let it rise for about an hour more covered.
Once the leavening has been completed, sprinkle the surface with the granulated sugar and bake at 180° for about 25-30 minutes.
Add to calendar 2019-09-22 2019-09-22 Europe/Rome Antiques Market The antiques market takes place in Piazza Carlo Alberto and in the adjacent streets of the historical centre of Valeggio Sul Mincio. Borghetto sul Mincio
The antiques market takes place in Piazza Carlo Alberto and in the adjacent streets of the historical centre of Valeggio Sul Mincio.
Add to calendar 2020-06-16 2020-06-16 Europe/Rome Love Knot Feast With a table from the Guinness Book of Records on the Visconti Bridge, the tortellini of Valeggio sul Mincio are served at more than 4,000 people. Borghetto sul Mincio
With a table from the Guinness Book of Records on the Visconti Bridge, the tortellini of Valeggio sul Mincio are served at more than 4,000 people.