I always thought that Panforte had to contain chocolate. I loved it when other people made it but never really felt inspired to make my own – There was always enough chocolate around our house at Christmas to sink a ship. When I started researching the history of Panforte though, I discovered that it doesn’t HAVE to have cocoa or chocolate, that just seems to be a popular combination. I set off to make my own recipe and came up with this.
There’s not many recipes that I say, you must wait a few days before eating but this is definitely one of them. Left in a tin for approx 5 days helps the flavours to melt together and the bars to soften up – believe me, your teeth will thank me for waiting!
PLEASE NOTE: This recipe should also include 100g of finely chopped dates which are added to the Nut and Cherry mixture. For the life of me I cannot find how to edit the recipe plugin!
I am also entering this recipe into the One Ingredient challenge which is this month hosted by Laura at How To Cook Good Food – One of my favourite blogs!
And another, You can find this recipe over at Emily’s Recipe of the Week linky