Panforte di Siena

panforte di siena

Panforte di Siena

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Calories: 3144


  • 4 oz split whole almonds
  • 4 oz hazelnuts
  • 3 oz cut mixed peel
  • 2 oz no-soak dried apricots
  • 2 oz glace or crystallized pineapple
  • grated rind of 1 large orange
  • 2 oz plain all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 oz caster superfine sugar
  • 6 oz honey icing confectioners' sugar, for dredging


  • Toast the almonds under the grill (broiler) until lightly browned and place in a bowl. Toast the hazelnuts until the skins split. Place on a dry tea towel (dish cloth) and rub off the skins. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and add to the almonds with the mixed peel.
  • Chop the apricots and pineapple fairly finely, add to the nuts with the orange rind and mix well.
  • Sift the flour with the cocoa and cinnamon, add to the nut mixture and mix evenly.
  • Line a round 20 cm/8 inch cake tin or deep loose-based flan tin with baking parchment.
  • Put the sugar and honey into a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves, then boil gently for about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and begins to tin a deeper shade of brown. Quickly add to the nut mixture and mix evenly. Turn into the prepared tin and level the top using the back of a damp spoon.
  • Cook in a preheated oven, 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2 for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin until cold. Take out of the tin and carefully peel off the paper. Before serving, dredge the cake heavily with sifted icing (confectioners') sugar. Serve in very thin slices.
Calories: 3144 kcal
Carbohydrates: 424 g
Protein: 52 g
Fat: 155g
Saturated Fat: 15 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 403 mg
Potassium: 2354 mg
Fiber: 38 g
Sugar: 322 g
Vitamin A: 1471 IU
Vitamin C: 110 mg
Calcium: 579 mg
Iron: 15 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Italian
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