Lemon Delight – The Dessert That Will Transport You to the Amalfi Coast

Oct 06, 2021 107

BY: Margo Schachter

Lemon Delight, or Delizia al Limone, is synonymous with the Amalfi Coast. These mini sponge cakes filled and coated with lemon custard were created in 1978 by Carmine Marzuillo, a pastry chef from the Amalfi Coast, and the Lemon Delight immediately became one of Campania's most popular desserts.

Along came pastry chef Sal De Riso, with whom the dolce is most associated. He made it even more famous in 1989 before Stanley Tucci took it to new heights. Here's Sal De Riso's recipe so you can try it at home. The Amalfi Coast is famous for its lemons. If you're unable to source them, Meyer lemons make a good substitute. 

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SOURCE: https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com

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