Delicious triumph of almonds, candied citron and chocolate, the Pan Ducale is a historic specialty of the beautiful village of Atri

 
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Recipe: Pan Ducale, ancient flavor of Abruzzo

Recipe: Pan Ducale, ancient flavor of Abruzzo

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As old as it is rich in flavor, the recipe of the Pan Ducale is a real piece of history of the village of Atri, which for four hundred years linked its name to that of the Dukes of Acquaviva, who reigned over it from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. Since the beginning of the fourteenth century, the Atriani, at the time of its establishment, offered it to the Duke who was conquered to the point that, they say, he wanted a slice on the table every day. At the beginning of its production, this atrian delight was known as Pizza alle Mandorle, as a tribute to its main ingredient. Following the link that the sweet established with the family of Acquaviva, the recipe was then renamed, not by chance, to Pan Ducale or Panducale.

Let's see how to prepare it with a few simple ingredients:

Ingredients

⦁ 150 g. of sugar
⦁ 150 g. of flour
⦁ 45 g. of almond flour
⦁ 180 g. of butter
⦁ 5 eggs
⦁ 180 g. of dark chocolate flakes
⦁ 80 g. of almonds
⦁ 80 g. of candied citron
⦁ 1 sachet of baking powder
⦁ essence of bitter almonds
⦁ peel of half a lemon

Method

Let's start by separating the egg whites from the yolks and whip the egg yolks together with the sugar until they become clear and frothy. Add the two sifted flours with baking powder. Chop the almonds leaving the skin and add to the mixture together with the chocolate flakes, candied citron and lemon zest. We also incorporate the whipped egg whites, making movements from the bottom up with a spatula or a wooden spoon, plastic or silicone to prevent them from disassembling. Finally, pour the dough into a previously greased and floured plumcake mold and bake at 170 degrees for about 45-55 minutes. Let's remember to do the test of the toothpick to evaluate well the cooking and once the dessert is ready, let's serve it ready to be taste.

...good appetite!

By Redazione

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    19-04-2019 | Atri (TE)
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  • Our Lady of Pompeii
    22-04-2019 | Atri (TE)
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    Add to calendar 2019-04-22 2019-04-22 Europe/Rome Our Lady of Pompeii It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro). Atri

    It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro).

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  • Santa Croce
    From 01-05-2019 To 03-05-2019 | Atri (TE)
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    Add to calendar 2019-05-01 2019-05-03 Europe/Rome Santa Croce The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix, made to restructure in the fifties by an atrian emigrated he returned to his homeland. The emigrated, started from Atri to the war in the forties and then moved to the United States, made a vow to the Crucified to restructure the church in his honor at the time abandoned if it would bring him luck in travel. The emigrated to America made his fortune and returned in Abruzzo ristrutturò the church of Santa Croce (which today presents in appearance conferred upon him around 1950) and will put even a small relic of the Cross. Atri

    The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix,...

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    Feast deeply felt by the population, also because the saint would have done great miracles to atriani, affected by very serious illnesses.

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