Borlengo being filled with traditional cunza
Alternative names Burlengo, zampanelle
Type Pancake
Main ingredients Milk, eggs, flour
Cookbook: Borlengo  Media: Borlengo

A borlengo (plural: borlenghi), also called a burlengo or zampanelle, is a thin flatbread now made with milk, eggs (sometimes omitted) flour and salt. Originally a food eaten by the poor and made with flour and water, it is now often made outside in a frying pan the size of a cartwheel.[1] These are then rubbed with a mixture that can contain rosemary, garlic, salt pork, olive oil, or what is called cunza, sauteed minced pancetta, sausage and rosemary, folded into quarters and sprinkled with Parmigiano.[2][3][4]

See also


  1. Perry, Charles (27 February 1992). "Batter Up! The Pancake Story". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  2. "Borlengo". Academia Barilla. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  3. Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls. Bologna and Emilia Romagna (4th Edition 2007 ed.). Cadogan Guides. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-86011-350-5. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  4. Anderson, Burton. The Foods of Italy (5 ed.). The Italian Trade Commission. p. 106. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
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