Torta di “fregoloti” is a traditional dessert from the Trento region in Italy. It is a delicious cake made with crumbly shortbread-like cookies called “fregoloti.” This dessert can be found in various towns and communes of Trento, including Trento itself, Rovereto, and Riva del Garda.

In Trento, you can find Torta di “fregoloti” at Pasticceria De Bondi, a renowned pastry shop located in the city center. They have been making this traditional cake for generations, using a secret family recipe that has been passed down through the years.

Another place to find this delightful dessert is in Rovereto, at Pasticceria Zanella. This pastry shop is known for its high-quality pastries and cakes, including Torta di “fregoloti.” They use only the finest ingredients to create a perfect balance of flavors and textures in their cakes.

One recipe for Torta di “fregoloti” includes mixing flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon zest to make the crumbly dough. The dough is then pressed into a cake pan and baked until golden brown. Once cooled, the cake is typically dusted with powdered sugar before serving.

The Torta di “fregoloti” has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional preparation and adherence to specific specifications. Some of the specifications for this dessert include:

– The use of local ingredients, such as flour from the Trentino region.
– The traditional method of making the crumbly dough using a specific ratio of ingredients.
– The use of lemon zest to enhance the flavor of the cake.
– The characteristic shape of the cake, usually round or rectangular.

Sources:
– Pasticceria De Bondi: www.pasticceriadebondi.it
– Pasticceria Zanella: www.pasticceriazanella.it