This dense almond-studded, sugar-dusted cake is embedded with the highest quality candied orange peel, honey, spices, and just enough flour to hold it all together, with a thin wafer bottom. Quite possibly the mother of all fruit cakes; Panforte traces its birth to the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena in the 12 century, and was a staple for the Crusaders. The modern Panforte Margherita was reformulated and named in honor of the first queen of Italy; Margherita di Savoia. It is classically served sliced in thin wedges with a dessert wine or coffee. Modern enthusiasts have parred it with a cheese course as well.
Net Wt. 8.8 oz