Italian Easter breakfast: a treasured tradition.


The morning meal typically consists of a variety of delicious dishes that reflect the rich culinary heritage of Italy.

Italian Easter breakfast is a treasured tradition that honors the importance of gathering with loved ones to celebrate the holiday. One of the most iconic foods served during Italian Easter breakfast is the Colomba di Pasqua, a traditional Easter cake shaped like a dove to symbolize peace and resurrection. This sweet and tender cake is made with flour, butter, sugar, eggs, traditionally with candied fruits, and is usually topped with a sprinkling of almonds or pearl sugar.

In addition to the Colomba di Pasqua, Italian Easter breakfast often includes savory dishes such as a cheese based savory tart. This leads to an additional option: salumi. A selection of cured meats like prosciutto, salami, and mortadella, accompanied by cheeses, olives, and of course bolied eggs and chiocolate eggs is served.

These savory offerings provide a satisfying and indulgent start to the day, perfect for celebrating with family and friends. It is actually more a forerunner of the brunch.
Italian Easter breakfast is not only a time for enjoying delicious food, but also a time for reflecting on the religious significance of the holiday and the importance of spending time with loved ones. The act of breaking bread together and sharing a meal creates a sense of unity and strengthens familial bonds. It is a time-honored tradition that reinforces the values of community, love, and gratitude. As families gather around the breakfast table, they take the opportunity to express their gratitude for the blessings in their lives and celebrate the hope and renewal that Easter represents.

Overall, Italian Easter breakfast is a celebration of food, family, and faith, a cherished tradition that brings joy and meaning to the holiday season.
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As said, the iconic dishes served during this festive meal is the Colomba cake, a sweet and fragrant treat that is the perfect way to start the day.
Originally from Lombardy, the Colomba cake is a traditional Italian Easter dessert that is shaped like a dove, symbolizing peace and renewal. Dating back to the 1930s, the creation of the Colomba cake is credited in Milan, which sought to rival the popularity of their Christmas panettone by creating a similar sweet bread for Easter.
The Colomba cake is made with a dough similar to that of panettone, which is enriched with eggs, butter, and sugar. However, the Colomba cake is distinguished by its unique shape and the addition of candied orange peel and almonds on top, which give it a distinct flavor and texture. The cake is typically baked in a dove-shaped mold and then topped with a crunchy sugar glaze and more almonds before being served.
Traditionally, the Colomba cake is enjoyed as part of a lavish Easter breakfast spread that also includes other traditional dishes such as hard-boiled eggs, cold cuts, and cheese. It is often served alongside a glass of Prosecco or a sweet dessert wine to enhance its flavors and sweetness.


In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards healthier and more sustainable food options, and this has extended to traditional Easter treats such as the Colomba cake. Many people are now seeking out versions of the Colomba cake that are organic, gluten-free, and lactose-free, in order to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences.
That’s where our special Colombina cake comes in. Our Colombina cake is a modern twist on the traditional Colomba cake, made with organic ingredients that are free from gluten and lactose. This artisanal cake is handcrafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that each bite is a delicious and guilt-free indulgence.
Our Colombina cake is made with the finest organic flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, ensuring that it is both delicious and nutritious. We use only the highest quality ingredients, including grated orange peel and almonds, to create a cake that is bursting with flavor and texture. (Taking into consideration that not everyone enjoys candied fruit, we decided to make a slight alteration to the classic recipe by omitting this ingredient.)
Our gluten-free and lactose-free recipe ensures that everyone can enjoy this classic Italian Easter dessert, regardless of their dietary restrictions. We also honor the very slow process that includes letting the “mother-dough” rise for over a night in a warm oven and then, after having prepared the whole mass, for another three hours.
So this Easter, why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a special Colombina cake that is sure to be a hit at your Easter breakfast table? Our unique and delicious cake is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday in style, while also taking care of your health and well-being. Enjoy the traditional flavors of Italy with a modern twist, and make this Easter extra special with our Colombina cake.

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Buona Pasqua!


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