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Pan pepato (fruit bread)

  • 35 minutes
  • Easy
  • Desserts and Fruit
Our Master Chefs will guide you step by step through the preparation of one of the most classical and tasty dishes of Italian cuisine.


  • 1 ¾ oz sultanas
  • 1 ¾ oz hazelnuts
  • 1 ¾ oz almonds
  • 1 ¾ oz mixed candied fruit
  • 1 ¾ oz walnut kernels
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 1 ¾ oz chocolate drops
  • 1 lb honey
  • 7 oz all-purpose flour


Step 1

Put into a rotary shredder the raisins, hazelnuts, almonds, candied fruit, and walnuts and slice into large pieces.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 1

Step 2

Put the shredded mixture into a large container.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 2

Step 3

Blend in the salt, the pepper, the chocolate chips and the grated nutmeg.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 3

Step 4

Add the honey and mix.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 4

Step 5

Keep adding flour until a firm dough has formed.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 5

Step 6

Take some small pieces from the dough.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 6

Step 7

Shape into rolls and brush with honey. Bake for 15 minutes.

Pan pepato (fruit bread) - step 7

Consigli dello chef:

The dough must be kneaded carefully, to avoid it breaking up.

The shape can vary according to personal preference, but it is advisable not to make the loaves too small to avoid them drying out.