“Easter Panettone” – Laura Vitale – “Colomba di Pasqua” Recipe

“Easter Panettone”

Laura Vitale

Colomba di Pasqua Recipe

*

Italian Food – Easter Recipe

Easter Panettone – Colomba di Pasqua

The origins of this cake appear to be ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey

Colomba pasquale or Colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.

 

Colombo Pasquale

The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with floureggssugar, natural yeast and butter; unlike panettone, it usually contains candied peel and no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (colomba in Italian) and finally is topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked. Some manufacturers produce other versions including a popular bread topped with chocolate.

 

Easter Panettone or Colomba Pasquale

The colomba was commercialised by the Milanese baker and businessman Angelo Motta as an Easter version of the Christmas speciality panettone that Motta foods were producing.

*

Colomba pasquale  or colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.

 

The remnants of delicious Easter Panettone – Colomba di Pasquale

The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with floureggssugar, natural yeast and butter; unlike panettone, it usually contains candied peel and no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (colomba in Italian) and finally is topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked. Some manufacturers produce other versions including a popular bread topped with chocolate.

 

Easter Dove or Colomba di Pasqua

The colomba was commercialised by the Milanese baker and businessman Angelo Motta as an Easter version of the Christmas speciality panettone that Motta foods were producing.

*

*

Then Join Dominic and Frank on Facebook at Everybody Loves Italian where we forever celebrate Life, Love and the Italian Experience. 

*

Visit us on the web at www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com