a sweet spongada with sugar on top


(10-12 servings)

  • 1 kg of flour (500 g of manitoba - 500 g of "00")
  • 100 g of fresh brewer's yeast
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 200 g of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 350 ml of milk


Among the desserts that cannot be missed in the typical cuisine of Valle Camonica, Spongada stands out. A soft focaccia covered with sugar, it is usually prepared during the Easter period. In recent years, however, it has been cooked all year round , moreover how can you resist it? The recipe is a bit long, but the result is guaranteed and will make both adults and children happy.



  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk, then add it to melted butter (room temperature) and salt .
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add them to the rest
  3. Now knead the dough well with a wooden spoon. Once you it has become nice and smooth, put it in a bowl and let it stand for 18 hours with a cloth over it
  4. After the long wait, divide the dough into small loaves of the size of a closed hand and cut a cross on the top. Leave to rest for another 4-5 hours
  5. Then you can finally garnish them: egg whites and sugar, milk and sugar or jam and sugar is your choice. Keeping the loaves away from each other, bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees


After all this long wait, your labours will be generously repaid: soft, sweet and tasty cakes will make your palate (and friends) cry out with joy. Try them with a slice of salami, a bizarre combination, but that will be a surprise!

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