A delicious treat typical of Easter, of which he is a symbol. Very fragrant and perfumed, the Easter dove is a gentle soft that is made ??using flour, butter, eggs, sugar and candied orange peel. Covered with a glaze of almonds, Easter dove is a delight to be savored in the conclusion of an Easter lunch or semlicemente to delight your palate. The flavor is legendary, so that we have legends that they would like to trace this Easter cake in Lombard times, even to the Lombard king Alboin that during the siege of Pavia (mid-sixth century) was offered as a sign of peace, a sponge cake form of a dove, or even another legend sees the Easter dove linked to the Lombard queen Teodolinda and Irish abbot St. Columban: legend has it that St. Columbanus on his arrival in the city, around 612 were received from Lombard sovereigns and invited with his monks to a sumptuous lunch. The number of dishes were served with plenty of game browned, but Columba and his family, although it was not on Friday, rejected those too rich meat served in a period of penance such as that of Lent. The queen Teodolinda offenses did not understand, but the abbot passed the unfortunate situation diplomatically saying that they would have eaten meat only when they are blessed. Columba raised his right hand as a sign of the cross and the dishes were transformed into white doves of bread, white as their monastic robes. The prodigy impression on the queen who understood the sanctity of the abbot and decided to donate the land where he was born of Bobbio Abbey of St. Columban. The white dove is the symbol of the Holy iconographic and is always depicted on his shoulder. What is certain is that it is a really sweet tasty and delicious.