Panforte di Siena: Chestnuts and Truffles TV

Cooked this today. Cooling in the tin, hoping I’ve gotten it right and won’t have all the Siena region cooks reeling back in horror..

Luca's Italy

For Tuscans, panforte means Christmas. A centuries-old tradition from the province of Siena, panforte is a rich cake made of almonds, candied peel, and honey peppered with winter spices, with a unique flavour and texture. There are several variations on the recipe for panforte, but to create this one, I went back to the official requirements of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture for Panforte di Siena IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta). The only requirement I could not fulfil was to make it in the province of Siena, as I live in the neighbouring provice of Arezzo.

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One thought on “Panforte di Siena: Chestnuts and Truffles TV

  1. Your photo on facebook looked perfect so I am sure they will approve 🙂 I’m working on a revisited version of panforte this week that will probably get me banned from the city. 🙂


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