Panforte

Uncategorized / Dec 2, 2015 / 2 Comments

Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert, which originated in Sienna during the 13th century. It is made up of nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and spices and held together by a small amount of flour and sugar syrup. Panforte also known as “Panpepato” meaning “strong bread” derives its name from its spicy flavour and hard texture. […]

Shortbread

Uncategorized / Nov 25, 2015 / 4 Comments

Shortbread originated from Scotland and derives its name from the word “short” meaning crumbly and from its high fat content known as “shortening”. Shortening was eventually replaced with butter due to its displeasing taste and texture. In medieval times, shortbread was seen as an expensive luxury and only served on special occasions. Although these plain […]