Italian Easter cake “Colombo”

Italian Easter cake

Italian Easter cake “Colombo”

Colombo – an Italian Easter cake. By tradition, it is commonly baked in the form of a dove or a cross. It spread out the wings of a bird resembles a cross shape. But acceptable and usual form of a cake. This cake turns out very fragrant and delicious.


egg yolks – 3 pieces.
Salt – 0.5 tsp
vanilla sugar – 2 tsp
raisins – 100 g
100 g candied orange
Sugar 130 g
butter to form
butter – 150 g
750 grams of flour and a little more for the candied fruit and forms
20 g of dry yeast
egg – 1 pc


Sift flour. For the sourdough yeast mixed with 50 g of flour, mix with 1 cup of warm water and leave for 30-40 minutes.

Then add 300 g flour, 2 cups of warm water, stir and put in a warm place for 2 hours. In a small saucepan, melt the sugar and 0.5 cups of water.

Separately, melt the butter. Egg yolks and whisk. In a bowl pour the remaining flour, salt, vanilla sugar, pour beaten eggs, melted butter and sugar syrup. Stir, add the brew and stir again – until uniform.

Candied roll in flour, add to the dough. Form for baking the cake grease with butter and sprinkle with flour.

Carefully lay out in the form of ready-made dough, cover with a towel and put in a warm place for 1 hour.

The form must be sized so that the dough does not occupy more than a third of its volume.

Bake at 180 ° C for 35-40 min. Allow to cool in the form, for 10-15 min., Then remove and cool completely.

Bon Appetit!

Italian Easter cake Colombo

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