A traditional holiday dessert! Panforte is commonly known as spicy Italian fruit cake that contains a mix of dried fruits and nuts! Recipe VIDEO below.
2cupswhole almonds, blanched and toasted
2 & 1/2cupswhole hazelnuts, toasted
1/2cupcandied orange peel
3/4cupdried figs, chopped
1/2cupchocolate chips, semi-sweet
3/4cuppowdered sugar (plus 2 tbsp for serving)
butter and flour, for greasing pan
Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Grease and flour a 9-inch baking pan. Place a baking paper at the bottom of the pan.
Mix flour, clove powder, nutmeg, salt, almonds, hazelnuts, candied orange, dried figs and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
Combine honey and powdered sugar in a small pan. Put pan over medium-low heat and dissolve sugar. When it starts to boil, add a cup of cold water. Stir to combine water with the honey mixture. Remove pan from the heat.
Add sugar mixture to the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Pour combined mixture on the greased pan. Press mixture to even it out. You can use your hands to do this.