I’m always interested in what’s displayed in the window of Amici Miei,* a nearby pasticceria. This week, as Easter approaches, the windows are full of pane di pasqua (Easter Bread, and yes, that’s an egg on top) and agnelli pasquali (Easter Lambs). I think the lambs are made out of a sweet almond paste. The bread, in some versions, is braided.
Another popular Easter dessert is the columba, or dove. It’s a type of bread made from the same recipe as panettone, which is the main Christmas dessert, except that it’s baked in the shape of a dove and is usually a little smaller than a panettone (which means, literally, “big bread”).
So far, I haven’t eaten any of these Easter desserts. I’m pretty content just to look at them through the glass. But I thought this particular lamb’s expression was pretty funny, so I had Sarie take a picture with her phone. I do confess, however, that one reason for our self-control was that we were on our way to get one last hot chocolate from Grom.
(*Check out the link for some nice photos of their other pastries and also of Il Padellino, our favorite local pizzeria.)