Everyone has a piece de resistance
Ours is the pampepato
The origins of Terni ‘s Panpepato are traced back to the 16th century, but in many ways, it is thought to have been a creation of the Romans. The first traces of a written recipe date back to 1851:
“Mèle pounds one and a half, zuccaro half pound, amandole attostate one pound, nocchiole half pound, bitter amandole half ounce, flour flower half pound, walnuts half a pound, candied orange, cinnamon, black pepper and clove pepper.. “
A dessert with a humble, peasant history, in the 1920s, aided by the growing schooling of the population, “gingerbread ” became “pampepato,” typical of the Christmas tradition.