The white panforte is the latest version of this delicious sweet, created in 1887 when Queen Margherita visited Siena: hence its name Panforte Margherita.
This special Panforte was made with candied and covered with icing sugar.
The original traditional panforte recipe is still a secret kept by the ancient Sienese pastry shops, where you can buy this delicious Italian fruit cake and enjoy its original taste, preserved for centuries.
Nowadays panforte and panpepato are eaten especially during Christmas holidays, but they are an excellent dessert for any special meal throughout the whole year.
Curious to know more about the places where panpepato e panforte recipes were born? We suggest you to read our focus on Siena and its beauties. You will love it!