After a lifetime in the food industry, starting from the time I was able to follow my father around his patisserie in a small town in the south of Italy, to the days of having my own cafés and restaurants, I have always been passionate about making good food, using the best ingredients and simplest techniques. My passion however has always been baking and to this day, many years after both my family and I have retired from our patisseries, we are still sought to bake the traditional biscuits we became known for.
These constant requests led me to ponder how we could share our passion for baking biscuits with others whilst maintaining our age old family recipes. And, after many years of trial and error and much patience, Kitchen Angel was born.
Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts. The name literally means ‘strong bread’ and refers to its spicy and strong flavour. This traditional desert dates back to at least 1205 when it was used a tax payment to monks and nuns. If only we could pay our taxes with baking still! Panforte will add a sense of class to your Christmas gatherings and you can impress your guests with your historically important baking! Ingredients 5 tablespoons (40g) Dutch cocoa powder 2