Colomba Italian Easter Dove Bread

Colomba Italian Easter Dove Bread is a classic Easter bread that is sweet and yeast-based from Italy. The dove-shaped, delicious dough made of eggs, butter, and other ingredients is ideal for breakfast or dessert

INGREDIENTS 1. Starter: – a teaspoon of yeast – 1 cup of heated milk, approximately 110 degrees – all-purpose flour, half a cup – 1 teaspoon of sugar – 2 12 cups all-purpose flour for the dough – 1/2 teaspoon yeast – 2 eggs – one egg yolk – sugar, 1/3 cup – Salt, 1/2 teaspoon – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract plus 1/2 teaspoon orange extract, or 1/2 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia – orange zest 1 – 8 ounces of softened unsalted butter – 1 cup of raisins Although I used handmade candied orange peel, raisins would also work. – Toppers and Glazes: – two egg whites. – almond flour, 1/3 cup – Sugar, 1/4 cup – 4 Tablespoons coarse sugar in place of the pearl sugar – 2 to 3 teaspoons of almonds, either whole or chopped. 1. Information of importance – Cook Time: 45min – SERVINGS: 1 Large Bread – PREP TIME: 45 min – TYPE: Homemade Bread

Bread cooked from scratch

How long has the Italian Easter dove bread been around

The Dove Bread Easter celebration in Italy has a rich history that dates back to 572 A.D. However, the most well-known legend originates from Lombardy in Italy, when the Lombards successfully fought off the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa. As a sign of divine protection, two doves (symbolizing the Holy Ghost) are said to have appeared above the battlefield

TIPS FOR COOKING AND FAQs – Does this recipe work in loaf pans? – Yes, you may divide the dough into loaf pans if you don't have the dove paper moulds. or cut a dove shape out of aluminum foil. – Italian Easter dove bread can be frozen. – Yes, cut it into slices or big chunks once it has totally cooled down. Place in a freezer bag with a zipped lock after wrapping in plastic wrap. up to two months while remaining fresh

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