Thursday, April 5, 2012

Processions,wrapped, large egg shapped container in stores, and dolce!

Easter Traditions in Puglia

It will be Pasqua in a few days and Yle has sent me some wonderful photos of special breads and novelties her friends created.   I am waiting for her to send the receipe to find out if they are sweet cookies.  Wish I were there for Sunday lunch!  

Did your family have a tradition with this type of treat?   Notice the eggs that are incorporated into some of the design and they were backed in an outdoor over!     
Yumm, sure beats the donut store..... 
                                                                                                                                              I dolci di Pasqua nel Salento
 (non solo Colombe e Pasta di Mandorla)


Easter sweets in Salento (not only Doves and almond paste) 

Yle has shared her family recipe for Colombe with us!
Try it and let me know the results!

INGREDIENTS COLOMBA

 
Dough:
3 cups (400 grams) flour
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk (set aside the white)
1 stick butter
100 gr sugar
½ tsp salt
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Grated rind of 1 small orange
Sponge:
1 cup flour
3/4  cup milk
1 oz fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
100 grams sultanas (only if you like it)
Almond Glaze:
50 grams almonds
1 egg - white
50 grams sugar
1 ½ tsp cornstarch
50 grams whole almonds
Confectioners sugar


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