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San Biagio Cake

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On 3 February we celebrate the blessing of the throat, given by the priest in the church by two candles crossed under the chin. From 20 January to 4 February, celebrates the Patron Saint Biagio with an event that has more than 450 years and is characterized by particularly enjoy some food.

The "cake of S. Biagio" is the typical sweet of Cavriana and the sweet of the day.

It 'a big cake made ??with almonds, with a diameter of over 3 meters, which is cut into slices and demand, by figures in Renaissance clothing, the defendant in the public square castle.

In addition to the cake of San Biagio should not forget the salami Mantua, the capunsei, pumpkin ravioli and risotto.

Serves 4-5 people.

Recommended wines:
Bianco dei BastiÓ

For the dough:
400g plain flour
80g butter or lard
80g sugar

For the filling:
300 g blanched almonds
Sugar 100 g
2 eggs
100g chopped dark chocolate
Grated lemon rind

Make a dough by mixing the ingredients with the addition of a little white wine.

Chop the almonds and add them to the other filling ingredients, mixing well.

Spread 2 / 3 of the dough into the pan, pour over the filling, spreading it well and garnish with the remaining dough cut into strips.

Bake at 150 degrees for 30 minutes.

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