Classic Colomba Easter Cake
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 with candied fruit inside and a crunchy sweet almond topping.
Our beautiful 'Colombe' have been lovingly handmade this year by Sicilian Pastry experts Fiasconaro.
- Freshly hand baked
- Made from top quality Sicilian ingredients
- Naturally leavened over 36 hours
- Hand-wrapped with love and care!
- Traditional Italian Easter gift
- See our exclusive recipes using Colomba Cake on the Vorrei Blog
Soft wheat flour, candied orange peel (15%) (orange zest, sugar, concentrated lemon juice), butter, sugar, fresh eggs, fresh egg yolk, natural yeast, Marsala, Sicilian honey, inverted sugar, orange puree (ground orange peel, sugar, concentrated lemon juice), emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, salt, natural flavours: vanilla beans.
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.