Panforte is a festive Italian flat cake — a cross between fruitcake, candy and a honey cake. It is traditionally made with dark fruits and chocolate. This is a light version.
|3 cups||Dried fruit, mixed, eg pineapple, mango, ginger, papaya, chopped (Main)|
|1 cup||Macadamia nuts, whole (Main)|
|1 cup||Plain flour|
|1 tsp||Mixed spice|
|½ cup||Honey, mild|
|100 g||White chocolate, chopped (Main)|
|1 tsp||Vanilla paste|
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- Preheat the oven to 150C. Line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper.
- Combine the fruit, nuts, flour and spice in a bowl.
- Heat the water, honey and sugar on low, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 1 minute. Add the chocolate and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Pour into the dry ingredients, mix, and quickly spoon evenly into the pan.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, until the edges are firm but the centre still a little soft. Cut into thin slices to serve. Can be dusted with icing sugar.