Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)

Deviyani Srivastava
Deviyani Srivastava|
Last updated on Jan 14th
A very rich Italian snack/dessert that is an ideal festive treat. A really wonderful change from those dryfruit mawa sweets.
  • Prep Time10Minutes
  • Cooking Time40Minutes
  • Serves6people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 150 gms Almonds
  • 75 gms Pistachios
  • 75 gms Dried Fig
  • 75 gms flour
  • 30 gms cocoa powder
  • Few cloves 3
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • Small piece of Nutmeg
  • 2 pinches of White and Black pepper each
  • 150 gms sugar
  • 150 gms honey
  • 35 grams butter
  • Icing Sugar

Recipe Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven at 150 degree centigrade.
  2. Mix all the dry fruit nuts together, keep aside.
  3. Mix all the spices and grind well to get a smooth powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, coco powder, spices and mix in the nuts. Set aside.
  5. Gently heat the sugar, honey and butter in a pan (let the sugar dissolve) and let it cook on higher heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Quickly mix the syrup through the dry mix, scoop in a square tin (covered with parchment paper) and press slightly with a spatula.
  7. Let it bake in the oven for 40 minutes and let it cool down in the tin. Cut into smaller squares, be careful as it requires some force.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and serve!

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