Love Difference Pastries - The sweets

Torta Cuore Verde, by Enrica Borghi and Asilo Bianco


The cake bread has an antique tradition and it is realized with simple and poor ingredients for a wide target.
Its semplicity and poverty is very democratic and allows to receive the different aromatizations, which constitute the different and ductility of the sweet.
The base of impast represents a concept of recover; the pieces of dry bread are part of the sweet in producion process and they are not discard.
This cake chosen by Asilo Bianco reppresents a territory defined as “Green Heart between two lakes”, situated near the Alps, with a farmer tradition, very poor weather conditions and a geographic situation, that does not permit big cultivations.
This represents ourselves, because this territory wants to become a platform, a housed base for all the different flavourings of the world.


gr.300 stale bread
gr.250 powdered sugar
gr.100 butter
butter or grated bread for the print
varietes for different flavourings in different regions and traditions: rum, currant, cacao, lemon or orange peel, grated cinnamon or nutmeg, castagno honey or acacia, produced in the “Green Heart between two lakes” region.

:: Soften the stale bread in the cold milk, reduced to a musch with the hands, add the whole eggs (away two or three) slamed together with the sugar, the butter crops (join potential changes to flavouring or personalize).
Mix perfectly all and pass the compost in a large print with the shape of heart, cover with butter and grated bread. Put it into the oven with a control heat (190°) and let it about half an hour, until the dough of the texture and the surface became nut brown. The cake can be eated warm or cold.
:: The cake pan is traditional called “Cake Nicoletta” and has the name of many ancient inhabitants of the most poor square in Venice, just called “nicolotti”, wich means mendicity.

Enrica Borghi

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1966 in Premosello Chiovenda, Enrica Borghi lives and works in Milan. After she studied at Academy of Fine Art in Brera (Milan), she began to expose her works in 1992, using photography and recicle materials like expressions medium.
In 1995, at the Alberto Gallery in Turin, she presented women’s clothes made with tote bags, dockets, waste paper and a series of Venere’s busts and classical statue covered with fake nails, feathers or decorated with paperclips or rollers.
In 1997 she partecipated at “ When the garbage become Art”, exhibition curated by Lea Vergine at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trient and Rovereto, and she was selected for the Biennal of Youngs Artist in Turin. Her artistic explotation aims to use recicle materials, with a particular attention of female and domestic objects.