Spongata di Corniglio is a traditional Italian dessert hailing from the Emilia-Romagna region. It is a sweet, spiced bread filled with a mixture of honey, nuts, and dried fruits. This delicious treat can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Corniglio, Parma, and Bardi. It is often sold in local bakeries, pastry shops, and specialty food stores in these areas.
One popular recipe for Spongata di Corniglio involves making a dough with flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The filling typically consists of a mixture of honey, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, and dried fruits such as figs, dates, and raisins. Once the dough and filling are prepared, the Spongata is assembled and baked until golden and fragrant.
Spongata di Corniglio has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which signifies its traditional production methods and ties to the local area. The specifications for Spongata di Corniglio include using specific ingredients such as local honey, nuts, and dried fruits, as well as following Traditional Recipesss and production techniques.