Pizza and Panforte for the Queen

January 03th 2012 by Silvia
Tuscany | Acqua Calda | Siena | Hungry Culture | Hill Hotels

Panforte Italian DessertPanforte Italian DessertCredits: Flickr

The Queen Margherita of Savoy, who had inspired Raffaele Esposito to prepare a special pizza for her, has also been the inspirer of a special Christmas dessert: the Panforte. In 1879, the Queen Margherita visited the city of Siena; a dry-salter decided to modify the original recipe of Panpepato and created the Panforte, an italian dessert with a softer taste and with vanilla sugar instead of black pepper.
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Pizza and Panforte for the Queen