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Panforte Di Siena

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Makes

10

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

20

minutes
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40

minutes cooking time
.150 C°, 300 F°, Gas Mark 2

Ingredients

  • Rice Paper
  • 240g figs or pitted dates
  • 50g honey
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • ½ tsp each of ground cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper
  • 250g candied fruit, such as cherries, citron, lemon and orange zest
  • 50g blanched almonds
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 50g shelled hazelnuts toasted
  • 3-4 tbsp plain flour, sifted
  • 50ml Vin Santo
  • icing sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/Gas 2. Line a shallow 25cm round cake tin, or a 20cm square tin, with rice paper.
  2. Mince the ï¬gs or dates and put them in a pan with enough water just to cover.
  3. Add the honey, brown sugar and all the spices.
  4. Cook gently for about 10 minutes, then tip into a bowl. The mixture should be soft and sticky, but not wet.
  5. Add the candied fruit and nuts and mix well, then add the flour and Vin Santo and mix to a sticky mass.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 30â40 minutes.
  7. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin. 
  8. Sprinkle generously with icing sugar and serve cut into thin wedges.

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