Siena Cake Recipe

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Siena Cake - Panforte de Siena
The cake originates from Siena, in the Tuscan region of Italy, where it is very popular and is exported to many countries. It is a perfect accompaniment to after-dinner coffee.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Chop almonds, hazelnuts, apricots, pineapple, orange and lemon peel.
  2. Mix well with flour, cinnamon, and cocoa.
  3. Put sugar and honey in a saucepan, stirring over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add chocolate to saucepan, stir until melted, and remove from heat.
  6. Combine with fruit and nut mixture; cut parchment paper circle to fit bottom of 8" well-buttered round cake pan, then butter the paper and evenly spread the batter into the pan.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  8. Let cool in pan.
  9. Remove cake from pan, wrap in foil, and let stand overnight.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into thin wedges.
  11. Wrapped in aluminum foil to stay air-tight, it will keep for weeks, refrigeration not needed.

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