Sapori Panforte Margherita
Whole sweet almonds are mixed with candied orange peel, melon and citron peel to create a unique dough, still kneaded by hand today to retain all the authenticity of its original taste.
Panforte Margherita Origins
Panforte was first made based on an ancient cake from Siena known as “panmelato”.
The original recipe was enriched when the local “speziali”, or ancient apothecaries, added fine ingredients that came from the east.
Then, in 1879, pharmacist Galgano Parenti, owner of one of the major panforte manufacturing companies (who would later join the Sapori family), created a new version of the traditional cake and named it after Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was visiting Siena for the Palio horse race that August.
Now, just like back then, whole sweet almonds, candied orange peel, melon, and citron peel are combined to create a unique dough, still kneaded by hand today to retain all the authenticity of its original taste.
BAKED SWEET PRODUCT WITH CANDIED FRUIT AND ALMONDS-candied orange peels, melon and citron 41% (orange peel, melon, citron, glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, acid: citric acid) – wheat flour – sugar – almonds 13% – glucose-fructose syrup – icing sugar 2.5% (sugar, maize starch) – starch wafers (potato starch, water) – mixed spices 0.3%. May contain soya and other nuts. Store in cool, dry place.