Colomba di Pasqua
Made Colomba for Easter using my electrolux dlx, and a recipe from Cresci: The Art of Leavened Dough. I used 1/5 recipe of Colomba -pandoro method. I have three pictures one is a picture of the ingredients I used, not scaled out yet though, used fiori di sicilia instead of orange extract and used clover honey instead of acacia, and the other two is the finished product. Sorry I do not have a picture of the crumb, I over baked them and was too upset with myself to take pictures once I cut into one lol. the rest have already been wrapped and shipped. This is actually the first time I made it using my dlx, and it worked great. Made wonderful windowpaning and only got a little warm with all the work it had to do. I like to use the hook for bread, the only problem I encountered was one of the last steps when I have to add a huge amount of this butter/cocoa butter mixture, and it wasn't incorporating, that is when I had to switch to the roller. Now I need to make myself a homemade proof box, finding 85 degrees was touch in my kitchen. I ended up using the oven with hot water, but would like something better, it got too hot and the butter started leaching out, notice the ring at the bottom of the baking mold. I read the water bath proofer, I might try that.
another angle of finished product