Tuscan Panforte with Marzipan
Panforte is a traditional Tuscan cake which has been around since the Middle Ages. In the past it was known as Pane Natalizio (Christmas bread) or Pane Aromatico or Panpepatus (Spicy bread) and baked only by skilled pharmacists called Speziali. Because of the rarity and cost of most of its ingredients, Panforte was enjoyed almost exclusively by the clergy and the wealthy.
This marzipan panforte is perfect for the sweetest of tooths! It has been made following the traditional panforte recipe but with the addition of almonds inside and a thick layer of marzipan on the top - what a treat!
Tuscan Panforte has become a well known dessert, served at the end of traditional Christmas meals often with a glass of sweet wine such as Tuscan Vin Santo. We love it too as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee.
Presented in a gift box, it also makes a great Christmas gift!
Almonds 30%, candied orange peel (orange peel, glucose-fructose syrup (contains wheat), sugar, natural flavours), wheat flour, sugar, candied citron (citron, glucose-fructose syrup, (contains wheat), sugar, natural flavours), candied lemon peel (lemon peel, glucose-fructose syrup (contains wheat), sugar, natural flavours), flower honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, wafer (potato flour, olive oil), natural flavours of vanilla and cornstarch. Marzipan covered 13% - Ingredients: almonds, sugar. fresh pasteurised egg. May contain traces of other nuts, milk and soy.
Pasticceria Le Logge
Our new supplier in Tuscany produces a selection of traditional cookies and cakes following ancient Tuscan recipes.
Based in Massa Marittima, a beautiful medieval town, the Le Logge Pasticceria makes delicious Panforte, Cantucci, Ricciarelli with love and care! Like all our suppliers they pride themselves on made using high quality ingredients and respecting traditional recipes.