Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake) | How to make Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)

By Deviyani Srivastava  |  2nd Mar 2016  |  
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Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)by Deviyani Srivastava
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About Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake) Recipe

A very rich Italian snack/dessert that is an ideal festive treat. A really wonderful change from those dryfruit mawa sweets.

Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)

Ingredients to make Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)

  • 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

How to make Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake)

  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!

Reviews for Panforte di siena (Italian Dry Fruit Cake) (10)

nishu jaina year ago

Hey I made this ND it came out very well

Chetna Sandhu2 years ago

Bake at what degree?

Babita Jangid2 years ago


Anshu Pande3 years ago

This is wonderful I am gonna try out super soon

Shital Bhavsar3 years ago


Shoba Bharathraj3 years ago


Khyati Dave3 years ago


Namita Tiwari4 years ago

Hello Deviyani, This looks delish. I was so happy to scroll through the recipe and discover that it has no flour. This is a healthy dessert. Thanks for sharing!

Nassu ,4 years ago


Kanwaljeet Chhabra4 years ago


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