Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon
Makes 2 Small Rounds
Created at the monastery of Corpus Domini during the 15th century, pampepato or pampapato is rich with chocolate, nuts and fruit and is the Christmas bread made in Ferrara. The name, depending on who you ask and how it is spelled, can mean peppered bread (pan pepato) or bread of the pope (pan del pappa). In Ferrara, Duke Borso d’Este served pampepati at a banquet in 1456 and inserted a gold coin in each one. In the Middle Ages they were sent as gifts to the pope. Ferrara even gave an 11-pound pampepato to General Eisenhower during the war. Make this heavy dough in a stand mixer.
This recipe was featured on Season 14 - Episode 1413.
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