Torta di prugne, Turta ad brügna

Torta di prugne, also known as Turta ad brügna, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This delicious cake is made with plums and has a sweet and tangy flavor. It can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find Torta di prugne at Pasticceria Gamberini, a renowned pastry shop that has been serving traditional Italian desserts since 1907. Another place to try this cake is Pasticceria Scudieri in Modena, which is known for its high-quality pastries and cakes. In Parma, you can visit Pasticceria Torino, a historic pastry shop that has been operating since 1885 and offers a wide range of traditional Italian sweets.

Here is a simple recipe for Torta di prugne:
– Ingredients: plums, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
– Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a cake pan.
– In a bowl, mix together 200g of flour, 150g of sugar, 3 eggs, 100g of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
– Pour the batter into the cake pan and arrange halved plums on top.
– Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
– Let the cake cool before serving.

Torta di prugne has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for this certification include using specific varieties of plums, such as the Stanley or the President, and following traditional production methods.

Sources:
– “Torta di prugne” – Pasticceria Gamberini (gamberini.com)
– “Pasticceria Scudieri” – Pasticceria Scudieri (pasticceriascudieri.it)
– “Pasticceria Torino” – Pasticceria Torino (pasticceriatorino.it)
– “Torta di prugne” – Emilia-Romagna Region Official Website (regione.emilia-romagna.it)