The “bonèt” pudding is a very ancient traditional dessert, typical of Piedmont, made whit eggs, sugar, milk, liquor (usually rum) and amaretti. The etymology of the name is uncertain and has alternated very different versions.
In Piedmontese language the term bonèt indicates a round shaped hat or cap. This shape resembles that of the mold, a truncated cone, in which is baked the pudding. In the years the mold made of copper in which the puddings and flan were baked started beeing called “bonèt ëd cusin-a”, which means kitchen hat.