Panforte | How to make Panforte

By Jyoti Arora  |  29th Jan 2017  |  
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About Panforte Recipe

This heavenly delicious Italian fruit and nut compacted dark nougat patty, from the beautiful book Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson, is not exactly a cake but can surely leave you crave for more after you bite it once.

Panforte is delicious and authentic dish. Panforte by Jyoti Arora is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Panforte is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 15 minutes and it takes 40 minutes to cook it properly. Panforte is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Panforte. Panforte is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Panforte is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Panforte at your home.


Ingredients to make Panforte

  • 125 grams almonds with skin
  • 100 grams blanched almonds
  • 125 grams whole shelled hazelnuts
  • 75 grams soft dried figs, roughly sliced into 1-2 cm pieces
  • 200 grams chocolate covered candied orange and lemon peel, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Good grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 50 grams plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 150 grams honey
  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar or cocoa powder for final touch

How to make Panforte

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line the loaf tin (20 CMs) with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together nuts, dried fruits, chocolate covered candied peels in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Add cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, white pepper and cocoa powder.
  4. Put the sugar, honey and butter into a saucepan and melt together gently.
  5. Take off the heat and pour into the dry ingredients in the heatproof bowl.
  6. Stir slowly and patiently to mix everything together well.
  7. Tip into sandwich tin and, using wet hands, pat and press down the top to get as smooth a surface as you possibly can.
  8. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes; the top of the cake will be bubbling when it's ready.
  9. Let the cake cool completely in the tin, then remove all the lining and push the icing sugar or cocoa powder thickly through a small sieve over the top of the cake.

My Tip:

This measurement yields approximately 20 very thin slices or even can be sliced into bars. This can be made up to 2-3 weeks ahead and stored in airtight containers. This tastes even more delicious when consumed 3-4 later when the flavours get matured and intense.

Reviews for Panforte (1)

Kanak Patel2 years ago

Looks absolutely decadent.. yumm

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