Loretta Sebastiani

By: Loretta Sebastiani
     

Siena honey cake ( Panforte )

Authentic Italian recipe

difficulty: easy

time: preparation - 15 minutes
cooking - 30 minutes

calories: 584 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 12

  • 150 g (5 oz) bitter chocolate
  • 150 g (5 oz) sugar
  • 400 g (14 oz) sweet almonds, peeled
  • 40 g (1 1/2oz) bitter almonds, peeled
  • 300 g (10 oz) honey
  • 350 g (12 oz) assorted candied fruit
  • 1/2 tablespoon candied orange peel
  • 200 g (7 oz) white flour
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 30 g (1 oz) pine-nuts
  • 10 g (1/3 oz) icing sugar for dusting
Difficulty:
easy recipe
Time:
preparation - 15 minutes
cooking - 30 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 584 (kcal) 30 % - 2443 (kJ)
Protein: 11.8 (g) 24 % GDA
Total fat: 26.3 (g) 38 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 78.4 (g) 30 % GDA
Sugars: 64.3 (g) 72 % GDA

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Nutrition facts

Crush all the bitter almonds with half of the sweet ones. Mix the other half with the pine-nuts. Cut chocolate into little pieces.
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Heat the honey in a little pan until it becomes transparent. At this point switch off the gas
and add all the ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon slowly. You have to add flour slowly.
At this point pour the mixture into a low, wide, round cake tin, previously floured. Bake in the oven for half an hour or until the cake becomes brown and firm.
Let it cool and dredge with icing sugar before serving.

What's the right wine for " Siena honey cake "?

Our suggestion is: Vin Santo (a sweet red wine from Tuscany or Umbria - Italy)