The typical naturally leavened colomba with a classic dough with candied orange glazed with whole almonds and sugars, is handcrafted in the Giotto's Pastry Shop in Padua prison with 100% Made in Italy ingredients.
The classic artisan dove needs 72 hours of processing: The complete process from the selection of ingredients to packaging and 24 hours of leavening: the time needed for the dough to grow naturally.
Dough ingredients: type "0" soft wheat flour, candied orange 19% (orange zest, glucose-fructose syrup, sugar), butter, sugar, pasteurized fresh egg yolk, natural mother yeast (wheat), emulsifier : mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, skimmed milk powder, dextrose, salt, flavorings, brewer's yeast. Icing ingredients: sugar, granulated sugar, almonds 18%, pasteurized fresh egg white, peeled ground almonds, powdered sugar, corn flour, potato starch, sunflower oil.
For the packaging of this cake we have selected FSC® certified recycled cardboard and Shiro Echo ecological and biodegradable paper made with 100% recycled fibers. The goal is to reduce the use of cellulose from trees.
Pasticceria Giotto: Quality Sweets, Solidarity, and Training
Pasticceria Giotto is an artisanal pastry shop that is also a social project. Over fifteen years ago, the Pasticceria Giotto project was born, which today is a concrete reality. It is a professional pastry laboratory located within a prison, producing artisanal sweets with the precision and expertise required for high-quality pastry. In 2005, the pastry shop was established at the Due Palazzi prison in Padua, where inmates work closely with professionals to learn the art of pastry and more.
To date, this initiative has guided over 200 individuals through training and professionalization paths, providing them with valuable skills in the field of pastry. This project represents a unique fusion of taste and solidarity. The Padua Prison Pastry Shop operates within the Due Palazzi penitentiary and is both an artisanal laboratory and a school of life. Since its inception in 2005, it has offered numerous opportunities, visits, and events that have garnered support from institutions, the public, and industry critics. It represents the daily reality of genuine work that offers incarcerated individuals the opportunity for personal transformation every day. The main goal is to use work in prison as a bridge between incarcerated individuals and society, offering them a concrete rehabilitation tool.
This allows them to test and develop their skills before reintegrating into society. Work in the prison environment has a normalizing effect, promotes a positive outlook on the future, and disrupts the physical and mental routines of detention. This, in turn, leads to cost savings related to health and disciplinary measures and contributes to a virtuous process that reduces the likelihood of recidivism after serving a sentence, benefiting both incarcerated individuals and society as a whole.