zuppa inglese

zuppa inglese

[zoo-puh ing-gley-zey; Italian tsoop-pah eeng-gle-ze]
noun Italian Cookery.
tiered layers of sponge cake sprinkled with rum or liqueur, then spread with custard or other cream filling.

Origin:
1940–45; < Italian: literally, English soup

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Main Entry:  zuppa inglese
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a cold Italian dessert similar to a trifle, a sponge cake layered with whipped cream or custard
Etymology:  Italian 'English soup'
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