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Do you know fiordilatte, the sweet recipe from Bologna?

Bolognese fiordilatte

Preparing the Bolognese fiordilatte is not that difficult however you will have to arm yourself with time and patience. The result, however, will be sensational.

When you think of Emilia Romagna and its gastronomic tradition, desserts are certainly not the first courses that come to mind. Yet this land keeps a secret well hidden, that which concerns the preparation of the Bolognese fiordilatte. This typical recipe has very ancient origins and was born from the need to keep milk and eggs for a long time, two perishable goods available in quantity in the countryside.

The story of the Bolognese fiordilatte is therefore this: a dessert born out of necessity but so good that from the countryside it reached the tables of the nobles, becoming the dessert of their parties. But be careful, the original recipe in its simplicity requires time and patience but we are sure that once you have tried the fiordilatte pudding you will forget all the effort made.

Bolognese fiordilatte
Bolognese fiordilatte

How to prepare the Bolognese fiordilatte recipe

  1. Bring the milk to the boil with the vanilla bean cut lengthwise and let it reduce for an hour and a half. Turn off and let cool.
  2. Separately, beat the eggs and yolks with 7 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla sugar, then add the milk slowly, filtering it with a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Put the fiordilatte mold on the heat and spread the remaining sugar on the bottom, making it caramelize without burning.
  4. Pour the liquid into the mold and cook it in a bain- marie over the heat for 2 hours , making sure that there is always enough water. To check the cooking, insert the blade of a knife and make sure that it comes out completely dry.
  5. You can serve the sweet fiordilatte right away or put it in the friogrfero until ready to consume it. All you have to do is turn it upside down on a serving plate to see the delicious layer of caramel dripping.

If you liked this recipe, also try Grandma Albertina’s cake , typical of Bologna.


Keep the fiordilatte in the refrigerator for 3-4 days , well covered with plastic wrap.

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