Panforte

Recipe from: 12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 14
Servings 1
Time 20

Ingredients

  • 200
    g
    whole almonds
  • 200
    g
    pecan or walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 300
    g
    mixed glazed fruit, chopped
  • 100
    g
    dried figs, chopped
  • 150
    ml
    cocoa, sieved
  • 5
    ml
    cinnamon
  • 2.50
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 1
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 1
    ml
    ground cloves
  • 1
    ml
    white pepper
  • 100
    ml
    cake flour
  • 80
    ml
    honey
  • 190
    ml
    sugar
  • 50
    ml
    water
 

Method

60
 
Oven temperature: 160°C
1. Preheat the oven. Grease a 22 x 22cm square tin with butter and line the bottom with greaseproof baking paper.

2. Place the almonds and pecans or walnuts on a baking tray and roast until golden brown. This takes about 10-15 minutes ? be careful not to burn the nuts. Allow to cool and chop coarsely. Put the nuts, fruit, figs, cocoa, spices and cake flour in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

3. Heat the honey, sugar and water in a saucepan and stir continuously until the sugar has melted. Use a wet brush to remove the sugar crystals that form along the sides. Bring the syrup to the boil as soon as the sugar has dissolved and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add the syrup to the dry ingredients and mix to form a firm dough.

4. Press the dough into the prepared tin and press the top down evenly with the palms of your hands. Bake for about 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool and sieve castor sugar over. Makes one 22cm cake.

 

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