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Panpepato Panforte

1 - 12 pieces

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12.35oz, by the case. Each panforte is approx 5" in diameter & 1" thick.


All Italian Ingredients
Elegantly Hand Wrapped



Panforte is a flat, dense cake created in Siena, Italy during the medieval era.  Flavored with dried fruits, nuts, honey, citrus zests and a variety of spices, these cakes have a long shelf life and a rich, complex flavor that satisfies with only a tiny slice.  Indeed, they are so nutrient and energy dense that they were the preferred travel food of Italian soldiers during the Crusades.

Panforte Panpepato is somewhat similar to Panforte Margherita, but is more heavily spiced (though not spicy), in the style of panfortes before Panforte Margherita was developed.  To make it, candied fruit, almonds, and honey, are blended with strong autumnal spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, mace and coriander.

This panforte di Siena is produced by Pasticceria Marabissi, a third generation family-run pastry business in Chianciano Terme (Province of Siena) that is considered the most prestigious producer of true Panforte di Siena in Italy. Marabissi is committed to making each of their panforte cakes by hand using traditional methods and the finest Italian ingredients. Their panforte has won many national awards.

Note: Under the outer packaging, the bottoms of panforte are traditionally wrapped in wafer paper (aka "rice paper" although not always rice) to keep them from sticking. This does not need to be pulled off of the cake prior to consumption…it is edible!

Ingredients: Candied fruit 30% (melon peel, orange peel, glucose, sugar, acidifying agent: citric acid), almonds 29%, sugar, wheat flour, honey, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, mace), starch wafer (potato starch, vegetable oil).

Contains wheat flour & almonds, may contain traces of eggs and milk products.

Storage: Store panforte in a cool cupboard (whole panforte in original packaging, leftover portions in plastic wrap).

Shelf Life: Up to eighteen months. 

Like other panfortes, Panpepato panfortecan be served as dessert with tea, coffee, or dessert wine, or used as an energy boosting, nutrient rich snack. It's a delicious addition to cheese plates.

In addition to the above traditional uses for panforte, it can also be cut into small cubes, or thinly sliced and baked until crisp (at 350F on parchment paper for about 10 minutes), for use as an ingredient.

As each of these panfortes is shelf stable for up to 18 months and elegantly hand wrapped in beautiful paper, they make spectacular food gifts that travel well.

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