Gustiamo’s Colomba – Easter Dove Cake

The dove with the olive branch is one of the most ancient symbols of peace, salvation, reconciliation and joy. So ancient that the dove’s mention first appeared in the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Colomba, the traditional cake for Easter in Italy, is a sweet bread formed in the shape of the dove. Well, symbolically at least, we know it doesn’t really look that much like a dove! But it’s a delicious cake and feathery light, nonetheless.

These days before Easter, you can find many many Colombe (plural) in the markets and specialty stores. Our Colomba is unique. It’s artisanally, peerlessly and proudly made by Chef Luigi in Padova and it was actually baked just last week and flown to the USA to guarantee freshness and the best aroma.

Sink your teeth into its ethereal dough, savor the fresh mountain butter, candied bits of real Sicilian orange and almonds from Noto. Fragrant, pure, inviting, we dare you find a better, or fresher, Colomba… click here to read more about it in our newsletter; and to sign up for our newsletter type your email address into the white box at the top of this page and click submit (don’t forget to confirm your subscription!).

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