Italian Spring Cakes
Colomba is the Easter Panettone!

Just like the ever-loved Christmas Panettone, except they are shaped like a dove, to represent a symbol of innocence, gentleness, and affection. On the inside, it's the same cake as the panettone; the luscious bread made with lots of eggs, sugar, some flour, and a 60 plus year old starter yeast. One the outside, they all have sweet sugar glazes giving them added sweetness and moister.

It will have been about 90 days since we last sank our teeth into a lemon panettone. And, it will be another 240 days until we can have another. These Colomba are from Albertengo. If you want a Sorrento Lemon or a Classico, we will have them in time for the all important Easter weekend.

Though there is a rumor that Panettone will be available year round some day, that day has not arrived. So, we look forward to a bread shaped like a dove. For some reason I feel like eating the whole thing in one day … well, maybe a wing.

Just a little bit shorter or less lofty makes it a tiny bit denser and, some say, better than panettone! Let's face it, a cake that takes several days just to rise, than hangs upside down to cool, it's gotta be good!