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A Traditional Panforte Recipe

Panforte is now a popular Christmas sweet treat. Flavours of cocoa, spices, home and glacé fruit build a delicious festive flavour that your family will love. It's completely delicious toasted!



  • 100g whole blanched almonds

  • 100g whole hazelnuts

  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1/4 cup cocoa

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 4 tablespoons sugar

  • 250g mixed glace fruit, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Icing sugar to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C, butter and line an 18cm round cake tin.

  2. Put almonds and hazelnuts in a greased shallow pan and bake until golden (about 20 minutes). Set aside to cool. Reduce oven to 140°C.

  3. Into a bowl sift flour, cocoa, cinnamon and allspice. Mix well.

  4. Place honey and sugar in a saucepan, cook over a low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and mix into flour mixture.

  5. Then add in glacé fruit, rind, juice and roasted nuts. Stir until well combined.

  6. Place mixture into prepared tin, bake for about 50 minutes or until firm.

  7. Remove from oven, turn out onto a cake tray, remove baking paper and allow to cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar and store in an airtight container.


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