“Colomba di Pasqua” (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, to welcome the Spring. The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with flour, eggs, sugar, natural yeast and butter but with no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape and finally is topped withpearl sugar and almonds before being baked. A delicate speciality by Cucchi: Cucchi Colomba is natural, healthy and so good. Moist dough, naturally leavened for more than two days with pure Mother Yeast, enriched with soft and perfumed candied fruit and covered with a crunchy hazelnut and almond glaze made according to tradition, starting from whole hazelnuts. Many are the legends but all of them link it to our land. Our favourite legend tells about the people of Longobardi who, during the siege of Pavia, received as gift a cake with the shape of a dove as symbol of peace.
About the brand
Founded in 1936 as “Caffè Concerto” by Luigi Cucchi and his wife Vittorina, the Pasticceria Cucchi soon became one of Milan’s fashionable haunts, offering its patrons lively evenings with new dance tunes from the United States played until late by a Spanish ensemble and serving food as well.
Wheat flour, Raisin 23%, Butter, Sugar, Fresh egg yolk, Candied citrus peels 5% (orange and citron peels, glucose-fructose syrup, Sugar), Natural yeast (contains wheat), Invert sugar, emulsifying agent: mono-diglycerides of fatty acids (of vegetal origin), Whole fresh pasteurized milk, Salt, Natural flavours.
May contain traces of nuts and soya.