“Colomba” means dove in Italian and the name comes from the unique shape of this precious dessert: this Easter cake is a symbol of peace and love and it is a must of the Italian Easter holidays.
This year I tried for the first time to bake a Colomba at home. The process is quite long and complex and made me appreciate even more the amazing artisanal Colomba by Borsari that we sell on BellaItalia, but it was an exciting experience and allowed me to personalize the recipe: my kids are not great fans of candied fruit so I tried making Colomba with chocolate chips, and they loved it!
My recipe for the Italian Easter Cake: bake your Pastiera at home!
It wouldn’t be Easter without Pastiera!
Legends say that the traditional Pastiera Napoletana was firs baked in a Neapolitan convent. The nuns wanted the cake to have the perfume of the flowers of the orange trees which grew in the convent’s gardens. What we know for certain is that the nuns of the ancient convent of San Gregorio Armeno were always considered to be geniuses in the complex preparation of the Pastiera, but after some years of experimenting in the kitchen, I perfected my recipe too!
Send some love and amazing food to your loved ones!
This year Easter will undoubtedly be different and we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.
Despite the challenging times we are living, we still believe Easter is worth celebrating and we are sure we can find new ways to share it with our loved ones. How about placing an order on our site and have it delivered to them for example? You don’t need to go out of the house to send them some love and comfort food! ;)