Cappello del prete, Cappel da pret*

Cappello del prete, also known as Cappel da pret, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a sweet treat that can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find Cappello del prete at Pasticceria Gamberini, a renowned pastry shop that has been serving this delicacy for decades. Another place to try this dessert is Pasticceria Scudieri in Modena, where they offer a wide range of traditional Italian pastries.

Cappello del prete is made by layering thin sheets of puff pastry with a rich cream filling. The pastry is then shaped into a cone or hat-like form, hence its name, which translates to “priest’s hat.” The cream filling is typically made with ingredients such as eggs, sugar, and vanilla, giving it a smooth and creamy texture.

This dessert has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Cappello del prete include using specific ingredients and following traditional preparation methods.

Sources:
– “Cappello del prete” – Pasticceria Gamberini (gamberini.com)
– “Cappello del prete” – Pasticceria Scudieri (pasticceriascudieri.it)