[Sca-cooks] Pancakes and Fruitcakes was Happy Shrove/Fat Tuesday

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Feb 24 15:01:19 PST 2009

Given pampepato's similarity to panforte, it is probably a regional variant 
of the Italian honey pepper cakes.  There was a discussion of panforte some 
time ago, but I haven't been able to locate the discussion in the 
Florilegium.  Maybe Stefan can tell us where he hid it.


> I could find no recipes or other references to pampapato during our period 
> of study other than the reference given. I've also seen claims that 
> Pampepato came from the Middle East in the 1500's, originated in a convent 
> in the 16th century, and both Terni and Ferrara Italy claims it as being 
> from their area.
> Odriana

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