Flamigni Panforte Margherita - 340 grams
- Siena, Italy
Panforte is a specialty of Siena,
in the southern most part of Tuscany. Panforte Margherita
is the most widely sold Panforte in Italy, named for the first Queen
of the then-newly united Italy. Its sweet aroma and lighter flavor, redolent of nuts and candied citrus, proved to be her favorite. Flamigni's version is a flat, dense, round cake made with candied orange peel, sugar, almonds, candied citron, candied melon, and spices
. It contains only a small amount of flour, just enough to hold the cake together. Its richness makes it an energy-filled wintertime dessert. It was especially celebrated during the Christmas holidays.