Panforte Recipe | How to make Panforte Recipe

By pooja khanna  |  2nd Nov 2015  |  
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About Panforte Recipe Recipe

Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts and it resembles a fruitcake. Actually it is a combination of cake and candy. There is a very interesting play of flavors – a small bite on a panforte is good enough to prove that. You are sure to fall for this amazing looking dessert.

Panforte Recipe

Ingredients to make Panforte Recipe

  • 1 cup of almonds blanched and roasted coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cashews roasted coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Hazelnuts roasted coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup of mixed candied fruits
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4th teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4th teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 100 gms of semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2/3rd cup of granulated white sugar
  • 2/3rd cup of good quality honey
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
  • Icing sugar for dusting over the top

How to make Panforte Recipe

  1. In a large bowl combine all the nuts, dry fruits, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger powder, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside. Melt the chocolate on a double boiler. Then stir the melted chocolate into the chopped nut mixture an
  2. Preheat the oven at 180°C and prepare your cake pan lined with a parchment paper at the bottom. In a heavy bottomed pan stir together sugar and honey with butter. Heat over the medium heat and bring to the boil.
  3. Remember not to stir the syrup during this process. You will have to boil the mixture until it reaches 240°F (115°C). Use a candy thermometer to check on the temperature.
  4. Remove from the heat and pour on the dry fruit and flour mixture. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula. The mixture will be stiffen quickly, so try mixing as quick as possible.
  5. Transfer the prepared mix on to the prepared cake pan. With a spoon or a offset spatula evenly spread the Panforte, smoothing the top. You can smooth the top with a slightly wet palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until the Panforte just starts to simmer around the edge. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Loosen from the pan by running a small knife around the edges and remove the ring of the spring form pan.
  7. When cool rub some icing sugar on the top and before serving dust some more icing sugar over the top. Will look so elegant.
  8. Don’t try cutting into the wedges when warm. If you really want clean cuts – Keep in the fridge over night all covered. Then Use a sharp knife to cut into the slice. Enjoy!

My Tip:

Interesting point in this Panforte Recipe is that this can easily be customized. Choose the dry fruits, nuts, and spices the way you like. Its gonna be fantastic.

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