Panforte recipe | How to make Panforte recipe

By Nandita Shyam  |  16th Jun 2016  |  
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About Panforte recipe Recipe

PAnforte is a traditional fruit cake that is packed with dried fruits, nuts, spices, honey sugar and in my case, golden syrup as well. There is flour, but only very little, as it is used to bind the other ingredients.

Panforte recipe is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Panforte recipe is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Panforte recipe by Nandita Shyam will help you to prepare the perfect Panforte recipe in your kitchen at home. Panforte recipe needs 90 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Panforte recipe. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Panforte recipe. In case you have any questions on how to make the Panforte recipe you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Nandita Shyam. Panforte recipe will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Panforte recipe

Ingredients to make Panforte recipe

  • Mixed nuts (I used cashews, almonds and pistachios) - 3-1/2 cups, toasted and roughly chopped.
  • Figs-1/3 cup, roughly chopped
  • dates- 1/3 cup, chopped
  • raisins- 2/3 cup
  • Prunes- 10, chopped
  • apricot- 1/3 cup
  • Mixed peel- 200gms
  • all purpose flour- 1-1/2 cups or 360gm
  • Cocoa powder 2tbsp
  • cinnamon powder- 1tspn
  • ginger powder- 1 tspn
  • cloves- 3-4' powdered
  • Finely grated nutmeg- 1/4 tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper powder- a pinch
  • sugar- 1-1/4 cups, powdered
  • honey-1/3 cup
  • Golden syrup- 1/3 cup
  • Icing sugar to dust (optional)

How to make Panforte recipe

  1. Grease and line 9"baking with a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine the nuts, figs, dates, raisins, prunes, apricots, mixed peel, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger powder, pepper powder and mix till well combined.
  3. Combine the sugar, honey and golden syrup in a thick bottomed pan and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally. Until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Continue to boil the mixture for another ten minutes more till the mixture reaches the "soft ball stage"
  5. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat and pour it over the fruit and nut mixture and mix well till all the ingredients are well combined. It will be sticky and gooey batter.
  6. Scrape the batter to the prepared pan and using a spatula spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40min or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Allow the panforte to cool in the wire rack for 10min before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Cut the panforte into cubes and serve immediately or store in air tight containers. This sweet treat tastes best after several days as it matures with time.

My Tip:

If golden syrup is not available it can be replaced with equal quantity of honey. As long as you stick to the original volume of fruits and nuts you can vary them as you like. You can use hazelnuts, or pine nuts as well. Even the spices can be varied as well. You can use coriander powder or white pepper powder. This cake can be baked in an 8" round pan and it can be cut into wedges. To check if the sugar syrup has reached the soft ball stage, drop a small spoonful of syrup in a bowl of cold water. Bring the solidified syrup out of the water with you hands. If you are able to form a soft flexible ball, then the sugars syrup is ready to be used.

Reviews for Panforte recipe (2)

Shaira Kirmani4 years ago

I simply love this recipe and such a stunning picture...

Akarshita prasad4 years ago

Nice rich recipe..perfect for winters!