Colomba Cake with Chocolate Chips
A symbol of Easter and Spring time in Italy, the Colomba, or dove in English, is a traditional cake in the shape of a flying dove, soft and moist and similar in consistency to the Christmas panettone. This year we are excited to introduce you to a delicious variation on the classic Colomba recipe, adding dark chocolate chips to the dough and a sweet icing topping to give an indulgent flavour to every bite.
Our chocolate chip Colombe have been handmade for Vorrei this year by Sicilian pastry experts Fiasconaro.
- Freshly hand baked
- Naturally leavened over 36 hours
- Made from top quality Sicilian ingredients
- Hand-wrapped with love and care!
- Traditional Italian Easter gift
- See our exclusive recipes using Colomba Cake on the Vorrei Blog
Wheat flour, butter, sugar, fresh eggs, 10% chocolate chips, fresh egg yolk, natural yeast, 2% hazelnut paste, Sicilian honey, invert sugar, orange puree, emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, 0.5% zibbibo wine, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, salt, natural flavours: vanilla berries, frosting 11% (fresh egg white, sugar, rice flour, wheat flour) apricot, almonds, modified starch, flavourings, cocoa), sugar grains
May contain traces of dried nuts.
The Fiasconaro family story started back in 1953 in Sicily when Mario Fiasconaro gradually turned his small ice cream parlour into a thriving confectionary and pastry business. His three children, brothers Fausto, Martino e Nicola, little more than children, helped him in their free time and learnt the craft. Today the Fiasconaro brothers head the company that bears their name: Fausto is the showroom manager, Martino leads the administration, Nicola is the award-winning pastry chef. In the nineties, it was Nicola who developed a Sicilian version of the most traditional cake of Northern Italy - the Panettone.
Today Fiasconaro is a modern, growing company recognised both nationally and internationally, passionate about the tastes of their island and about creating artisan products using traditional ingredients and methods.