Spongata is a traditional Christmas dessert characteristic of the territories situated between Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and Liguria, consisting of a cover of crunchy dough and a soft and rather spiced filling.
The hypotheses about the origins of Spongata are various: from the dessert of Roman tradition, whose recipe was handed down and preserved in the monasteries in the Middle Ages, to dessert of Jewish origins, also considering its ingredients and that several centers of Jewish culture were present in the past especially in the territory of Emilia. Spongata is mentioned in documents of the 15th-16th century linked to the families of Sforza, Estensi, Conti Rossi di Bercelo.
Today Spongata is produced in various centers still with traditional methods. However, each small town, Province, or Region uses completely different recipes.
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