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Nov 29, 2013 11:13 AM

Looking for panforte

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for an italian bakery in NYC (or anywhere in the Northeast really) that bakes panforte, a traditional Tuscan italian dessert that resembles a fruitcake:

I've tried a few bakeries, but everyone seems to import it. Does anyone know of an traditional Italian bakeries here in the city that makes panforte?


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  1. Try Royal Crown Paneantico's store in Bay Ridge (if it's still around) or, better yet, Villabate on 18th Avenue and 70th Street in Bensonhurst.

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    1. re: Mike R.

      Royal Crowh makes Pannetone, but Ive never seen panforte there (which is a northern italian item). or anywhere in a Brooklyn italian bakery.

      I know people hate hate hate this kind of comment but panforte is very easy to make once you assemble the necessary nuts, candied fruit and honey. Carole Field has a very good recipe in her Italian Baking book and these days there are a lot online
      Here is a link to an old discussion.
      and to Judy Witt's recipe possibly the one mentioned in that string