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Panforté, meaning ‘strong bread’, is an Italian festive sweet enjoyed at Christmas. It is a chewy, addictive nougat-like sweet cake containing classic festive ingredients: nuts, spices and dried fruit.
At Irrewarra, we bake our Chocolate Panforté using the classic Italian recipe: dark chocolate, cocoa, dried figs, roasted almonds, glacé citrus, raisins and spices, all sweetened with local Victorian honey. The almonds are roasted, the chocolate melted, and the honey and sugar are heated. Then we mix all the ingredients and hand-press into a special tin for baking. It's an arduous process but well worth the effort!
In keeping with the Italian tradition, we hand-wrap the finished Panforté in decorative patterned paper. It’s a perfect pre-wrapped Christmas gift to yourself or the foodie in your life.
Like all our products, Irrewarra Sourdough’s Chocolate Panforté is preservative-free – however, it will last for a long time wrapped in its original packaging and stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Available in a whole 500-gram round, Irrewarra’s Chocolate Panforté is only available for a limited time in the lead-up to Christmas.
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