Italian fruitcake?
November 3, 2009 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Thin, seasonal Italian fruitcake. What is it called? Where can I buy it?

In late 2008 I purchased an "Italian fruitcake" from NapaStyle. No longer in their catalog. The sucker was about an inch thick and 9 to 10 inches diameter. Dense, chewy interior. Dusted with what I assume was powdered sugar. Wrapped in heavy paper lined with foil.

I thought I recalled from the catalog text that this was something of a seasonal delicacy where it came from. Could be they were just making that up.

What is it? Where (online) can I buy it?
posted by John Borrowman to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by Fiery Jack at 10:33 AM on November 3, 2009

Best answer: Panforte is what it's called (not to be confused with panettone.
posted by jedicus at 10:34 AM on November 3, 2009 [2 favorites]

i think you might be referring to Panetone.
posted by gursky at 10:34 AM on November 3, 2009

oh wow! i've never seen/heard of Panforte before.

Google has quite a few results for buying it online.
posted by gursky at 10:35 AM on November 3, 2009

Anyway, you can buy it through Amazon from various sellers.
posted by jedicus at 10:36 AM on November 3, 2009

It is definitely panforte though it can also be referred to as Siena panforte, or Siena honey cake.

Here is a good recipe if you like to make it yourself
posted by unlaced at 10:48 AM on November 3, 2009

This sounds fantastic, and not too hard to make, either. Ditto this, and more on Chowhound.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:49 AM on November 3, 2009

Response by poster: Panforte it is! And some great stuff it was!!

Thanks all.
posted by John Borrowman at 1:20 PM on November 3, 2009

I know you have your answer, but your question brought Stollen to mind. So there's another delicious Christmas fruitcake to try when you have the opportunity!
posted by jocelmeow at 4:34 PM on November 3, 2009

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