Tuscan zuccotto cake and ice cream dessert
I have always thought the domed Tuscan zuccotto cake and ice cream dessert was above my abilities in the kitchen. But it turned out to be a lot easier to make than feared.
Zuccotto is a sponge cake molded into a dome and filled with cream and chocolate mousse. Not a bad beginning for a dessert that is said to have been inspired by the domes of Florence or a cardinal’s skullcap called ‘zucchetto’ or a pumpkin called ‘zucco’. Either way it looks like something from The Great Bake Off, although I suspect it was originally invented to get rid of leftover panettone or colomba.