Bustrengo, Bustrenga, Bustrèng, Bostrengo

Bustrengo, also known as Bustrenga, Bustrèng, or Bostrengo, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a delicious and hearty cake-like dessert that is typically made with leftover bread, dried fruits, nuts, and spices. Bustrengo can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Ravenna, and Rimini.

In Bologna, you can find Bustrengo at local pastry shops such as Pasticceria Gamberini and Pasticceria Scudellari. In Ravenna, you can try this traditional dessert at Pasticceria Bravi and Pasticceria La Gardela. In Rimini, Pasticceria Gelateria Emilia is a great place to taste Bustrengo.

Here is a simple recipe for Bustrengo:
– Ingredients: stale bread, dried fruits (such as raisins and figs), nuts (such as walnuts and almonds), sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
1. Soak the stale bread in milk until it becomes soft.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the dried fruits, nuts, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
3. Add the soaked bread to the fruit and nut mixture and mix well.
4. Beat the eggs and add them to the mixture, stirring until everything is well combined.
5. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Allow the Bustrengo to cool before serving.

Bustrengo has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which highlights its traditional and cultural significance. The specifications for Bustrengo include the use of specific ingredients, such as stale bread, dried fruits, nuts, and spices, as well as the traditional preparation methods. This recognition ensures the preservation and promotion of this traditional dessert.

Sources:
– “Bustrengo: la ricetta originale” – www.giallozafferano.it
– “Bustrengo” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it