ROME — Italians are known for their food, and at Easter time one Roman baker is putting his craft on display by making cakes to commemorate St. Peter’s Basilica and remind people of the Holy Spirit.
“We call it ‘Cupolone’ [dome] to recall Catholicism and the Holy Spirit,” said Angelo Colapicchioni, an Italian baker who grew up next to the Vatican.
The big sweet cakes have a similar texture to bread, but with a faint taste of orange, and are topped with almonds and thick grains of flaky sugar.
“We make them with flour, fresh eggs, butter, candied orange and citrus peels and almonds from Sicily,” said Colapicchioni.
They are traditionally made each year at Easter time in Italy and...READ MORE