From the character’s given name derives “Sacripantia”. It’s an abstract noun used in the 1900s literary language with the meaning of a showing off behavior, an unconventional and provocative culture.
Giovanni Preti was probably seduced by this epic hero and found inspiration for “His Sacripante”: a fanciful-strong dessert, rich and original.
A high-quality pastry dessert. Soft sponge cake with cream, rhum and “Marsala” wine into a crispy dark chocolate top.
This dessert is unique in flavour and perfume. Giovanni Preti created also a female dessert, “Sacripantina” cake, he called his creation with a lovely diminutive without giving up seduction, he created a seductive and engaging dessert with a flirty name. Since 1851 “Sacripantina” cake belongs to Genoese: sponge cake cut into slim plates, dipped into “Marsala” wine. Enriched by butter and cocoa cream layers. rhum-flavour. The original boule-shape remembers ladies’ skirt of that period. In the heart of Sacripantina there’s a hidden Canestrello biscuit.
It was the recognition of Giovanni Preti’s fame. “Sacripantina” was offered during sundays family lunches among Genoese families. It became the dessert offered for important events. It was well known among popular people of that time.