Zuppa Ingleze for Valentines Day at Hotel Saint Spas Velingrad
COOK WITH IVO – Zuppa Ingleze

Are you ready for the first recipe in the section COOK WITH IVO – Zuppa Ingleze. This is a wonderful dessert, suitable to surprise your beloved one for the Valentine’s Day…

Zuppa Ingleze

Zuppa Ingleze English Soup is a very famous dessert, classified among the typical Emilia Romagna pastries in Italy and has become an Italian classic, with various variations from region to region. Making English soup is not difficult at all. English soup is the union of almonds and biscuits or sponge cake soaked in Alchermes and alternated with layers of cream.

Products needed to prepare Zuppa Ingleze:

  • 25 – 30 Lady Fingers
  • 2 g of vanilla
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 spoon of whole milk
  • 60 ml. or 4 egg yolks
  • 160 g sugar
  • 120 g. flour
  • pinch of vanilla
  • 20 g. tbsp of cocoa
  • 30 ml Alchermes liqueur according to taste
  • Whipped cream for decoration and chocolate chips


Warm the milk without bringing it to a boil. In a saucepan, beat the yolks with sugar, add the flour and milk, without stopping stirring everything well. Taste the cream with vanilla. Put the cream on the stove and allow it to thicken, stirring continuously. Apply the butter after removing the cream from the heat. Dissolve the bitter cocoa in 60 ml. hot milk. Divide the cream into two equal parts and add one part to the bitter cocoa, diluted in milk. Allow both pastry creams to cool before using.

Now that you have the two main creams, you just have to assemble your English soup. Soak the biscotti in Alchermes liqueur and place them on the base of glasses for one serving. Alternate layers with layers of vanilla cream and layers of cocoa cream. Once the ingredients are ready, put the English soup in the fridge to rest. When serving, decorate English soup with curds of whipped cream and chocolate chips… Bon Appetit…

Prepare Zuppa Ingleze for your beloved one and surprise him/her on the Valentine’s Day. He/she will surely be fascinated. However, if your busy daily routine does not allow you to make a delicious dinner for your beloved one, our suggestion is to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day at Balneo Hotel Saint Spas 5 * in Velingrad. At the hotel restaurant you will taste a special set menu for two with a bottle of wine or prosecco. And with a massage for two, you will pamper yourself and feel toned. For February 14, the five-star Saint Spas Hotel in Velingrad will provide romance for you and your beloved one.

Balneo Hotel Saint Spas has also taken care of the good mood of those of you who prefer to celebrate Trifon Zarezan. In the hotel restaurant you will have the opportunity to taste delicious Bulgarian and international cuisine. The hotel’s wellness area and SPA centre offer the latest achievements in health care. SPA and balneo packages will help you get back to your hectic routne, rested and toned. From the cosy rooms of the balneo hotel you will enjoy the magnificent view of the majestic Rhodopes.

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or Trifon Zarezan, for the unique mood of the hotel guests will care the unique singer Stella Petrova.

For the weekends 14.02 and 15.02.2020, Balneo Hotel Saint Spas 5 * offers you promotional prices for Valentine’s Day bookings. Take advantage! We are waiting to welcome you!

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