Christmas Baking… Panforte recipe…

As Christmas is steadily approaching, everyone is beginning to finalise wrapping presents, writing Christmas well wishes and greeting cards to loved ones, and catching up for Christmas gatherings.

But these gatherings wouldn’t be that extra bit festive or as enjoyable without the delicious spreads the hosts put on for their guests.

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A photograph from Grossi Florentino’s recipe bookΒ 

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From panforte, the famous Christmas pudding, tarts, fruit or spiced mince pies, the list goes on. These treats are perfect to bring as a sharing platter to brunches, mock-tail parties, work functions, family meetings, and especially the day we’ve all been waiting for… Christmas! πŸ™‚

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Today I made a panforte from one of Grossi Florentino recipe books, ‘Secrets & Recipes’. I have included the recipe: including the step by step method and ingredients, as well as some photos I snapped along the way to make a little panforte making gallery! I hope you enjoy!

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Firstly, the ingredients list:

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And the very importantΒ steps to follow…

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And now for some visuals in order of of method…

#1: Melt the sugar, honey and chocolate over the stove:

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#2: Next mix together all the dry ingredients – nuts, dried fruits, cocoa powder, and flour:

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#3: Now once the wet ingredients on the stove have turned into a liquid, pour the mixture into the wet ingredients bowl and stir & then shape into a ball:

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#4: Now gently roll the ball of mixture flat:

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#5: Admire your creation and then wrap in foil and bake in oven for approx. 15 minutes:

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#6: Slice into desired shapes and serve on a platter.

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And voila! You have made yourself a lovely festive panforte!

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Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear what you’re making for Christmas this year and/or your traditions for this magical and festive season in the comments below…

Happy baking!

 

Daisy Chain Daydreams πŸ™‚

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