Monday, 20 December 2010


A sweet slice of Panforte from Corsini with a cup of earl grey tea is my perfect Christmas pick-me-up.

My family traditions include spiced Panforte at Christmas, Pandoro dusted with vanilla-sugar for New Year and dove-shaped Colomba for Easter.  I've enjoyed these cakes as part of the festive celebrations and believed they held a traditional and historical significance.  As discussed on radio 4's Food Programme today, they may simply be a modern marketing dream!