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
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
gr.300 stale bread
gr.250 powdered sugar
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.
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
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.