Italian Easter Dessert to savor the tradition
No matter how rich the meal has been, Italian Easter desserts are the must everyone can't renounce to… But that’s not all because nothing prohibits to keep on eating them in the following days in which spring blooms. The list is full of assorted delicacies starting from Milanese colomba cake to end with sweet taralli cookies.
Try them to savor the authentic taste of Italian excellences and choose your favorite, if you can!
Colomba cake: the iconic easter dessert
Among traditional Easter desserts colomba cake is without a doubt the most iconic dessert Italians can’t renounce to. After its birth in Milan, colomba cake has gradually spread beyond the city borders, transforming its original recipe into many regional versions characterized by the addition of local ingredients such as, for instance, PGI hazelnuts in Piedmont or cherries in Emilia Romagna. No matter the size or the extra ingredients, one thing should always be the same: the fluffy dough, similar to the one of Christmas panettone.
Taste a slice of colomba on its own or accompany it with a cup of coffee or a glass of dessert wine: the perfect match created by genuine ingredients will surely surprise you but that's not all! If you are greedy as much as us you can enjoy your colomba cake with some chocolate or with the sweet spread you prefer.
Cassata: when beauty and taste fuse together
Cassata is a typical product from Sicilian pastry-making that deserves a place of honor among best Easter desserts. Soft, rich and enveloping, this sponge cake enriched with sweet ricotta cheese and candied fruit unveils unique local excellences at every bite.
Although it was originally created to celebrate the end of Lent, it has quickly become an all year round product. Let both your eyes and palate be conquered by the eye-catching Baroque decorative designs hiding contrasting flavors and textures.
Sweet taralli cookies:
a new version of the traditional snack
Sweet taralli are the sweet version of a classic, genuine snack everyone knows and appreciates. Crunchy and slightly sweet, these little knotted cookies are characterized by a thin lemon-flavored icing. Prepare them at home could be a nice pastime suitable for everyone, including kids whose little hands are always attracted by doughs.
Store in large quantity and taste their rustic flavor in combination with a coffee or a cup of tea to enjoy a different break every time you want.
Crostata di frutta:
which ingredients will you choose today?
Crostata di frutta is an evergreen recipe that can be included among Easter desserts because of its spring-like aspect. Its delicious taste is the confirmation that good recipes don't have to be complex. Crostata di frutta is, basically, a fragrant shortcrust trunk filled with custard topped with fresh fruit.
The secret of its delicious taste lies in the freshness of the ingredients and in the knowledge of the two basic but easy preparations the recipe requires. Vary the ingredients from time to time on the basis of your preferences and on the fruit seasonality.
This way, you will have created the perfect party pleaser to taste during the Easter celebrations or other anniversaries!