March 18, 2021
Italian Easter Breads
Italians know how to do carbs right! In Italy, Pane di Pasqua (“Easter Bread”) and Colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove”) are both popular delicious breads to make for Easter.
Pane di Pasqua is brioche dough braided into a ring to symbolize the crown that Jesus wore on the cross. Raw eggs are tucked into the ring and are edible once baked, but mainly serve as decoration. Families also enjoy dyeing the eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Christ and rebirth of the spring season. Pane di Pasqua is unique because its flavor is driven by orange juice and anise.
Colomba di Pasqua, or “Easter Dove” bread, is a traditional Italian Easter bread that originated somewhere in the Lombardy region of Italy. The bread is shaped like a dove to symbolize peace. This Easter bread is similar to panettone, an Italian type of sweet bread, with the dough being made from flour, eggs, sugar, yeast, and butter. However, rather than having raisins, Colomba di Pasqua has candied peels and a sweet coating made from pearl sugar and almonds. You can even top it with chocolate!
Whether it be Pane di Pasqua, Colomba di Pasqua, Raisenne will help you get it done quickly. Do you have a big Italian family? With Raisenne, dough rises consistently, meaning that everyone will taste the same amazing bread – no discrepancies or lectures from grandma!
We want to see all the Easter breads of the world! If you make Pane di Pasqua, Colomba di Pasqua, or any other type of bread for Easter or another spring celebration using Raisenne, we would love to see it! Share a photo using the hashtag #bakedwithraisenne and tag us on Instagram.
Photo courtesy www.sprinklebakes.com.