The colomba (“the dove”) is a soft, orange-flavoured Italian cake molded in the shape of a dove, topped with almonds, and traditionally eaten at Easter.
This is fine artisan pastry with dark chocolate chips in the dough and covered with a veil of almond ice and granulated sugar.
The Pasticceria Perbellini uses the ancient family Colomba recipe to create a rich and soft product. The difference between the Colomba Perbellini and other similar cakes is they omit the candied fruit of the traditional recipe.
A soft glaze is added on top to ensure the rich, spongey texture stays soft and moist.
The Perbellini story is one of passion for creating handmade exquisite sweets that look almost as lovely as they taste! For 130 years, hard work, dedication and (very secret) family recipes have been the cornerstone of Perbellini’s traditional Italian pasticceria, paying off in loyal customers and steady business growth. Their handmade cakes, desserts, biscuits and chocolates are works of art! The grandsons still produce the cake to their grandfather’s instructions, and have clearly inherited his passion for producing unique, hand-crafted pastries. The tradition is renewed each day as the brothers mix the precious, naturally-leavened dough that forms the basis of the renowned Perbellini delicacies.