Pampapato di Ferrara (or "Pampepato") - Peppered bread PGI


"Pampapato" dates from the time of the Estensi, and was considered a rich dessert worthy of a Pope, so much so that it was offered as a gift to prelates by the clerics and nobles of Ferrara. It is a baked product made with flour, candied peel, dried fruit and nuts, cocoa, spices and covered with extra dark chocolate. It is now Ferrara's traditional Christmas dessert.