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Panforte Margherita

$20.90 incl GST

225g

The Sinatti Margherita is the classic Panforte of Siena and is the best known type of panforte. It is a sublime combination of almonds, honey, candied fruits and spices.

The roots of panforte can be traced back to the fruit cakes of ancient Rome, where pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins were mixed with a barley, honey, spices and preserved fruits. Throughout the Middle Ages different versions of similar cakes were to emerge in every European country.

The original name of panforte was panpepato, (peppered bread). Along with nuts, dried fruits and a mix of aromatic spices, it contained quite a lot of pepper which was a rare and expensive at that time. Documents from 1205 show that panpepato was paid as a tax to monasteries in Siena. And it is widely believed that panpepato sustained the Crusaders on their travels.

So when you serve panforte, you are literally serving a slice of history.

Serve panforte at the end of a meal with coffee and small glass of passito-style wine like Vin Santo or a nut-based liqueur like Amaretto or Nocino.

Description

In an area rich in ancient customs and incomparable beauty, history is preserved and jealously handed down as a heritage of values and teachings that remain intact over time. These in Siena live with strength in a secular memory and a quality recognized and appreciated in the world. Panforte, ricciarelli, cantucci, cavallucci and many other precious “Italian” specialties by Sinatti pastry shops, together with the new creations that have become part of this splendid “taste gallery” and are ready to cheer up many unforgettable moments, are the result of a scrupulously and carefully repeated production cycle, which is constantly renewed, combining creativity and custom for an exclusive refinement and an unmistakable goodness.
For Sinatti confectioners, producing, according to traditional recipes, the typical Sienese sweets, combining experience and professionalism with the most tested and natural processing techniques, is a skillful art that can ensure, at our tables, the primacy of taste and the brand of authenticity.

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