Colombe (Easter Dove Cake)
Colomba is a traditional Italian Easter cake that follows a centuries-old custom of baking a dove-shaped cake to represent peace. The dough is light and fragrant, a little like another Italian classic, the panettone. It is rich with butter and studded with whole almonds and sugar nibs. Colomba is made using natural yeast and no additional preservatives according to a slow, three-day cooking process.