Chocolate Panforte

Chocolate Panforte

Chocolate Panforte

A traditional Italian dessert made with nuts, fruits, chocolate and honey

December 22, 2012

Cuisine

Season & Occasion

serves for

8

total time

0 HR 50 MIN

ingredients

Flour
150 g
Honey
150 g, Acacia variety
walnuts
150 g
Hazelnuts
150 g
almonds
150 g
Dark chocolate
100 g
Citron
100 g, candied
Orange
100 g, candied
Cherry
100 g, candied
Fig
100 g, dried
Cinnamon
1 pinch
Pepper
1 pinch
clove
1
Nutmeg
1 pinch
Ginger
1 pinch, fresh, chopped
Edible rice paper
1 sheet
Icing sugar
200 g + 20 g for decoration

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts - all peeled, toasted and coarsely chopped -, minced dried figs, chopped citron and candied orange cut into bits, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and flour.

Add chocolate cut into bits.

Heat icing sugar, honey and 15 ml water in a small pan, stirring well. Remove from heat when the mixture reaches a boil. Add the mixture of fruit, spices and chocolate.

Mix well. Cover the bottom of a cake pan with edible rice paper and place the mixture in it, coating your hands with flour and forming a disk 2 cm thick.

Cook for half an hour in an oven preheated to 150° C. Remove from the oven when ready and cool, then sprinkle with icing sugar.

Wine pairing: Vin Santo Riserva

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