Panforté, meaning is ‘strong bread’, is an Italian festive sweet enjoyed at Christmas. Its a chewy, addictive nougat-like sweet cake containing the classic festive ingredients of 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, sweetened with local Victorian honey. The almonds are roasted, the chocolate melted, the honey and sugar heated, then all the ingredients are mixed together. The thick dense mixture is then hand-pressed into a tin and baked. It's an arduous process but well worth the effort!
In keeping with the Italian tradition, we hand-wrap the Panforté in decorative patterned paper, so it’s a perfect pre-wrapped Christmas gift to yourself or the foodie in your life.
Available in a whole 500-gram round, Irrewarra’s Chocolate Panforté is only available for a limited time in the lead-up to Christmas.