Chocolate Recipes

RECIPE: Panforte with chocolate

By Rosanna Lamotta March 24, 2017

Panforte may be a Christmas-season staple for many homes, but it tastes just as good any time of year! This traditional dessert means “strong bread” in Italian. It's rich, hardy and just simply delicious, packed full of nuts, fruits and in this case, the yummiest chocolate!

Servings:  Around 12- Makes one 20cm ring or 4 smaller

Preparation time: 15 – 30 minutes

You’ll need: 200g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa

Difficulty: Easy


100g Almonds, blanched and lightly roasted

100g Hazelnuts, roasted and peeled

90g Prunes, pitted and chopped

60g Dried apricots, chopped

50g Craisins

100g Plain flour

2tsp Cocoa powder

2tsp Gingerbread spice

125g Honey

50g Caster sugar

100g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa

100g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa, coarsely chopped


1. Place roasted nuts and chopped dried fruit into a bowl.

2. Sift the flour, cocoa and spice and mix well with the fruit and nuts.

3. In a small saucepan combine the honey and sugar.

4. Bring to the boil and simmer to soft ball stage (around 116°C)

5. Take off the heat and mix in the first 100g of chocolate.

6. Stir until all the chocolate is melted and mix into the nut mixture.

7. Add the chocolate chunks and swiftly mix until all combined. Press into greased cake rings

8. Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for around 30 minutes for a large or until just firm.

TIP: Have some fun and try some different fruits such as figs, dried pears or apples. You could also add some finely ground coffee for a truly amazing combination!

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Image and Recipe via Lindt

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