we’re off on holiday to italy next month and somehow i think i’m already there. i keep indulging in baking sessions for random italian biscuits and other sweet fancies. today’s delight was panpepato which, according to the recipe i found, is a darker version of panforte.
panforte is one of david’s christmas favourites but the panpepato , despite it’s similarities and wonderful xmassy flavours, is just fine on a bright summer afternoon, washed down with some wonderful tokaji and shared with friends.
and, having been made with brockwell park honey, which is made from bees who live just down the road from me in south london, despite its italian roots this pudding is a local food of sorts. at least i hope so as this is my submission to johanna’s sugar high friday which has the theme of “something local.”