Colomba Pasquale

Easter Dove

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    16

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

The Easter dove, a symbol of the Resurrection, is a traditional pastry throughout Italy. Made from a yeast dough, the colomba is easy to prepare and simple to shape. It is usually encrusted with coarse sugar granules, but this version leaves the surface plain, to be lightly dusted with confectioners’ sugar after baking. For an alternate presentation, divide the dough in half and shape into 2 round loaves, baking each on a separat