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Lemon sighs

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Ancient specialties of the Amalfi Coast, in the Salerno, the sighs are small sweets of round form formed by two semicircles of sponge cake with the center of the cream. Traditionally, for over a century, the sighs were filled with custard, today, for over twenty years, the custard has been replaced by lemon cream. The preparation of the sponge cake involves the dough of eggs, sugar and flour to prepare the molds of the desired size which must be placed on baking paper, covered with lemon cream and then covered with sugar icing. Just for the richness of lemons of the Amalfi Coast sighs are a specialty of all the numerous restaurants in the area as well as, of course, all the artisan workshops of pastry.

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