Italian Easter Colomba Pasquale Cake


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Serves 6 | Prep Time 3 | Cook Time 1

Why I Love This Recipe

Symbolizing both peace and the Holy Spirit, the Dove, has turned into the state of the well known traditional Easter cake, Colomba Pasquale (Easter Dove), a great dessert at any Easter feast in Italy. Here is the quick recipe for our Italian Food Lovers!


Ingredients You'll Need

Ingredients:

For the dough

550g Manitoba or strong white flour
180g sugar
250g butter
180ml milk
6 medium eggs
5g salt
1 tspn salt
1 vanilla pod
12g brewer’s yeast
Peel of 1 orange and 1 lemon
Candied citron and orange

For the icing:

180g caster sugar
2 egg whites
180g almond flour
50g sugar crystals and 50g almonds to decorate


Directions

The preparation of this stunning Italian Easter cake requires a quadruple leavening procedure to be carried out, including the creation of a special type of dough called lievitino, which is the base for the following dough batches. All the batches leaven separately so it is quite a lengthy process but doesn’t acutally involve lots of hard work!


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