A speciality of Siena , Italy , it is also called Siena Cake. Panforte is a flat, rich cake made from honey, nuts, candied fruits, cocoa and spices.
pan-FOHR-tay, pan-FOHRT] Because this confection is a specialty of Siena, Italy, it`s also called Siena cake. This dense, flat cake is rich with honey, hazelnuts, almonds, candied citron, citrus peel, cocoa and spices. It contains only a tiny amount of flour - just enough to hold the fruits and nuts together. After baking, panforte becomes hard and chewy.
A specialty of Sienna, Italy, panforte is also called Sienna cake. This dense, flat cake is a traditional Christmas pastry made with honey, hazelnuts, almonds, citrus peel, cocoa and spices. It contains very little flour and becomes hard and chewy when baked.
A dense, flat Italian cake filled with hazelnuts, almonds, honey, candied citron and citrus peel, cocoa and spices. Recipe: Siena's Panforte
A rich dense torte made of candied fruit and nuts.
Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembling fruitcake or Lebkuchen. It may date back to 13th century Siena, in Italy's Tuscany region. Documents from 1205 show that Panforte was paid to the monks and nuns of a local monastery as a tax or tithe which was due on the seventh of February that year.