Please note this item has a Best Before date of 31/08/19 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren’t completely satisfied with it.
Colomba is a wonderfully fragrant leavened cake shaped like a dove (Colomba in Italian), the symbol of peace.
These beautifully handwrapped Colomba cakes are quite simply the best we’ve ever tasted (and we’ve tried a lot!). They all enjoy an extraordinary fragrance, lightness and a moist texture you can only experience with cakes literally fresh from the oven.
They are made by the Fiasconaro brothers in Sicily, for generations a family owned artisan bakery. The 3 brothers who run the bakery now still rigorously uphold the local artisan traditions of their father and grandfather. This is slowfood at its best – each cake taking nearly 4 days to bake!
The brothers use only the best natural ingredients: Avolan almonds, Normandy butter, fresh Sicilian Candied Oranges bathed in aromatic Marsala and Zibibbo wines and the finest Manitoba Durum Wheat flour. Fiasconaro are one of only a handful of bakers who still use a live mother dough (now over 40 years old) and, with the slow leavening process, affords incredible softness and moisture. Wonderful!
Its beautiful presentation also makes it a memorable gift. So, if you’re looking for something truly special, try these out.
Check out our blog article here to learn more about the great Italian Colomba cake!