Italian Easter cake — Columba recipe with photos step by step

Итальянский пасхальный кулич - Коломба рецепт с фото пошагово


The first dough
Flour — 200 gr + 1 tbsp.l. 1 tbsp. l. for sourdough
Warm water — 70 ml + 2 tbsp.l. 2 tbsp. l. for starter culture
Raw yeast — 15 grams
Chicken egg — 1 pc.
Yolks — 2 pcs .
Sugar — 50 g
Butter — 50 gr
The second dough
The first dough — made earlier
Chicken egg — 1 pc.
Chicken yolk — 2 pcs .
Flour — 100 gr
Sugar — 60 g
Salt — to taste
Butter — 100 gr
Emulsion — prepared earlier
Vanilla — to taste
Candied fruits — half a cup or to taste, you can not put
Butter — 1 tbsp.l.
Honey — 1 tbsp.l.
Liqueur — 1 tbsp.l.
Lemon and orange zest — from 1 lemon + 1 orange
White chocolate — 3-4 slices
Sugar — 120 g
Crushed almond nuts — 75 gr. you can take almond flour
Chicken protein — 1 CO or 2 small
Cocoa — 35 g
Starch — 30 g
For decoration
Almonds — a handful (for decoration)

Columba is made from several types of dough. In addition, a special shape is required for the dish, in the form of a «cross» or «dove». It can be made from foil folded in several layers.

  • 70 ml + 2 tbsp.l. Warm water 2 tbsp. l. for starter culture
  • 15 grams of raw yeast
  • 1 PC. Chicken egg
  • 2 pcs. Yolks
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • The second dough

  • the first dough made earlier
  • 1 PC. Chicken egg
  • 2 pcs. Chicken yolk
  • 100 g Flour
  • 60 g Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 100 g Butter
  • previously prepared Emulsion
  • Vanilla to taste
  • you can not put half a glass or candied fruits to taste
  • Emulsion

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp liqueur
  • with 1 lemon + 1 orange Zest of lemon and orange
  • 3-4 slices of white chocolate
  • Glaze

  • 120 g Sugar
  • 75 gr Chopped almonds, you can take almond flour
  • 1 CO or 2 small chicken protein
  • 35 g of cocoa
  • 30 g Starch
  • For decoration

  • a handful (for decoration) Almonds
  • How to cook Italian Easter cake — Columba

    Do you want to cook something really unusual? Then this recipe for Italian cake «Columba» is the perfect option for you. But get ready for difficulties — this recipe will make you show all your culinary talents, but the amazing taste will be a great reward!

    Step-by-step recipe


    Add a spoonful of flour and a couple of spoonfuls of warm water to the yeast — leave the starter to infuse for 30 minutes. Add 200 grams of flour, a couple of yolks and a whole egg. Then we mix 50 grams of sugar and a quarter of a pack of butter and 70 ml of water. Knead for 20-30 minutes, until a tender dough is obtained. Covering it with a film, we leave it to infuse for 6-8 hours — the dough should come up and increase three times.


    While we make a fragrant emulsion. To do this, melt a spoonful of butter together with honey. Add the chocolate there and pour in the liquor while stirring. Then remove the zest from the lemon and add it to the emulsion. Let it cool down and send it to the refrigerator.


    The second dough will be infused for an hour. To prepare it, take the first dough, 1 whole egg and a couple of yolks, 100 grams of flour, and 60 grams of sugar. Add a little salt and gradually add half a pack of oil, the previously made emulsion and vanilla. Stir the dough until it becomes stringy, if necessary, add a little flour. At the very end, we mix candied fruits.


    For the glaze, mix the chopped nuts (you can take almond flour) with half a cup of sugar, whites from a couple of eggs and starch. We interrupt everything well with a mixer.


    If you don’t have such a special form…
    You will need foil, 3 half-liter cans and 1 four-hundred-gram (the latter should be smaller). We spread the foil in several layers (at least 3), and put the cans on top with a cross. We cover the cans with foil, repeating the shape of the dove. (This is how this cake is symbolized in Italy. I think it looks a bit like a cross, only the top is smaller). It is also convenient to make a cake mold from a disposable aluminum rectangular baking dish

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    We divide the dough into halves, each of which is rolled into a thick pancake and folded into a roll. We put the rolls in the form of a cross on a cross. We spread the glaze with a pastry bag.

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    Decorate the top with almonds.

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    Cook for about an hour at 180 degrees.

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