Bisceglie Sospiro

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Cakes, pastries and sweets

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Bisceglie Sospiro

A few kilometers from Bari, facing out over the Adriatic, the town of Bisceglie has a rich history. It is not rare to find dolmens in the surrounding countryside, a sign that the area has been inhabited since ancient times. Agriculture is the main activity, but in recent years tourism has also become important.
The town has a long-standing pastry tradition, which revolves around a symbolic sweet: the Bisceglie sospiro. According to local legend, when Lucrezia Borgia, the countess of Bisceglie, wed Alfonso of Aragon, the nuns of the San Luigi convent prepared these little cakes for the wedding celebrations. Other stories say that the sospiro was invented by a romantic confectioner who was inspired by the shape of his lover’s breasts.
The sweets do in fact have a breast-like shape, and are made from a light sponge cake prepared with free-range eggs and Puglian flour flavored with rind from local lemons. The inside is filled with a vanilla-infused cream, and the exterior covered with a thin sugar glaze.

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The Bisceglie sospiro is produced throughout the year.

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A group of pastry chefs has joined together in the association “Il Sospiro e gli Amici Pasticcioni” and signed up to a production protocol that guarantees the quality of their products and respect for tradition.
The Presidium was founded to promote the ancient history of this sweet and the authentic recipe, based on a few wholesome ingredients, mostly locally sourced.


Production area

Bisceglie municipality, Bari province

Presidium supported by
Bisceglie municipality
Caffetteria San Pietro
di Pasquale Dell’Olio
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Di Vittorio, 138
Tel. +39 080 3967234
pasqualesanpietro@hotmail.it

Cattedrale
di Vincenzo Todisco
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Cardinale Dell’Olio, 23
Tel. +39 080 3957890
bar_cattedrale@libero.it

Dolce Caffetteria
di Pietro Di Benedetto
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via della Repubblica, 41
Tel. +39 080 3953313

Dolce Capriccio
di Domenico Monopoli & Gianfranco
Nichilo
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via degli Aragonesi, 37
Tel. +39 349 6022661

Dolce San Pietro
di Pantaleo Dell’Olio
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Stoccolma, 37
Tel. +39 080 3600174
info@dolcesanpietrosrl.it

Moonflower
di Andrea Napoletano & Pietro Di Leo
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Giuliani, 31
Tel. +39 080 3951537

Rondò
di Domenico Spina & Ventura Ricchiuti
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Cala dell’Arciprete, 2 C
Tel. +39 080 3926268

Pasticceria Trani
di Mauro La Notte
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Imbriani, 60
Tel. +39 080 3921984
info@barpasticceriatrani.it
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Felia Sorrenti
tel. +39 342 0403560
molfettaslow@gmail.com

Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Ventura Ricchiuti
tel. 340 6303124
rino.rondo@gmail.com
A group of pastry chefs has joined together in the association “Il Sospiro e gli Amici Pasticcioni” and signed up to a production protocol that guarantees the quality of their products and respect for tradition.
The Presidium was founded to promote the ancient history of this sweet and the authentic recipe, based on a few wholesome ingredients, mostly locally sourced.


Production area

Bisceglie municipality, Bari province

Presidium supported by
Bisceglie municipality
Caffetteria San Pietro
di Pasquale Dell’Olio
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Di Vittorio, 138
Tel. +39 080 3967234
pasqualesanpietro@hotmail.it

Cattedrale
di Vincenzo Todisco
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Cardinale Dell’Olio, 23
Tel. +39 080 3957890
bar_cattedrale@libero.it

Dolce Caffetteria
di Pietro Di Benedetto
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via della Repubblica, 41
Tel. +39 080 3953313

Dolce Capriccio
di Domenico Monopoli & Gianfranco
Nichilo
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via degli Aragonesi, 37
Tel. +39 349 6022661

Dolce San Pietro
di Pantaleo Dell’Olio
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Stoccolma, 37
Tel. +39 080 3600174
info@dolcesanpietrosrl.it

Moonflower
di Andrea Napoletano & Pietro Di Leo
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Giuliani, 31
Tel. +39 080 3951537

Rondò
di Domenico Spina & Ventura Ricchiuti
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Cala dell’Arciprete, 2 C
Tel. +39 080 3926268

Pasticceria Trani
di Mauro La Notte
Bisceglie (Bt)
Via Imbriani, 60
Tel. +39 080 3921984
info@barpasticceriatrani.it
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Felia Sorrenti
tel. +39 342 0403560
molfettaslow@gmail.com

Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Ventura Ricchiuti
tel. 340 6303124
rino.rondo@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionPuglia

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CategoriesCakes, pastries and sweets