Easter Colomba Cake

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Easter Colomba Cake
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Description

Traditionally shaped like a dove, this Italian Easter cake signals the coming of spring. Inspired by panettone and pandoro, this flavorful version features lemon and orange zests, anise liqueur, chocolate chips and candied orange peel. Yielding enough for two cakes, they're iced and garnished with almonds before hitting the oven. Colomba is often served with fresh berries, slathered with sweet spreads or drizzled with chocolate. Serve it with coffee or a glass of prosecco.

Ingredients

water
20 grams yeast
250 grams bread flour
300 grams all-purpose flour
1 eggs
2 egg yolks
100 grams butter
lemon zest
orange zest
250 grams granulated sugar
1 tablespoon anise liqueur
salt
70 grams chocolate chips
50 grams candied orange peel
powdered sugar
sliced almonds

Directions

1In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in 150 grams of water with 50 grams of each flour. Mix well. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm place for 30 minutes.
2Add the flour (setting aside 50 grams of all-purpose flour) to a stand mixer bowl together with the eggs, butter, the zest from 1 lemon and 1 orange, 150 grams of sugar, liqueur, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
3Add the yeast mixture and knead the dough for at least 10 minutes using the hook attachment.
4Let the dough rise until it doubles in size.
5Punch down the dough, add the chocolate chips and candied orange and knead again.
6Place the dough inside two colomba cake molds.
7Let the dough rise again until it doubles in size.
8Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
9In another bowl, add the remaining sugar and flour, adding enough water until it is creamy.
10Spread the icing over the cakes, sprinkle with granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and almonds.
11Bake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. If the icing begins to brown too much, cover with a piece of aluminum foil.
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NutritionView more

1150Calories
Sodium16%DV380mg
Fat51%DV33g
Protein43%DV22g
Carbs65%DV195g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories1150Calories from Fat300
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat33g51%
Saturated Fat17g85%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol210mg70%
Sodium380mg16%
Potassium330mg9%
Protein22g43%
Calories from Fat300
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate195g65%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars87g174%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.