Panpepato or pampepato is a round, sweet cake typical of the Province of Ferrara, Siena, the Province of Terni, of Sabina and the Ciociaria. It is made according to traditional methods from various ingredients including almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and zest of orange and lime, mixed according to the variants with or without cocoa, honey, flour, or cooked grape must. The cake is then baked in an oven (preferably wood). It is usually eaten during the Christmas holidays. Once it was prepared in every family with recipes that differed slightly each other, while today it is essentially a handmade product.
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