Budino di Mandorle e Cioccolata

Almond and Chocolate Pudding

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

This traditional Livornese dessert is, despite the name, more like a chocolate pudding cake with a moist center—ironically a trendy contemporary dessert. According to Claudia Roden, the use of chocolate in Livornese desserts came about because of trade between Livornese Jews and some Marrano Jews in Amsterdam who had started a chocolate factory. Emma Belforte’s original recipe, as noted in Aldo Santini’s La cucina livornese, did not advise baking thi