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Zuppa Inglese

An Italian dessert, probably originating around Siena, and certainly existing in the 16th century.
It resembles English trifle, only is flavoured with rum - or more generally Marsala, rather than Sherry.
The name zuppa is derived from the European medieval words soupe/sop, referring to pieces of bread soaked in broth.
The Inglese was probably attached because there were many English people in the area around Siena and Florence, and the dish became popular with them.
See 'Trifle'

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