Panpepato or Pepper Bread Christmas delice


Though the origins of Panpepato aren’t certain one theory is that Sister Berta adapted a Panforte recipe when Siena was under siege and instead of using fresh fruit, she used more readily available dried fruits.

Panpepato

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Panpepato is rumored to have strong aphrodisiac qualities and has the ability to stop couples from arguing, two very good reasons to give it a try this holiday season. The third, and perhaps most compelling reason, is that the black pepper, honey, dried fruit, and nuts combine for a chewy, spicy and delicious holiday treat.

Panpepato or Pepper Bread