Florentine Dessert

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One story behind this dome-shaped Florentine specialty is that it was inspired by the shape of the Duomo, the famous cathedral in Florence. Other sources suggest that the origin of the name is zucchetto, which means “skullcap,” or zucca, which means “pumpkin,” a reference to the shape. In any event, the rounded shape is achieved by assembling the zuccotto in a bowl: The bowl is lined with slices of Pan di Spagna soaked in a liqueur-flavored sugar syrup. Once line