Pane del Pescatore, which means “fisherman’s bread,” is a bun-shaped, shortbread pastry enriched with dried fruits and nuts. Its name derives from the fact that fishermen used to take it on board with them during journeys at sea. Because it has butter and sugar in it, in fact, it keeps longer moist than common bread.
Different versions of this pastry exist in different Italian regions. In the Florentine area, Pane del Pescatore is made with raisins and peeled almonds, whereas elsewhere in the country it includes candied fruit and walnuts.
Pane del Pescatore is buttery and rich, and pairs beautifully with sweet wines.
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