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How to make Italian peppered sweet bread

Here is the best recipe of Pan pepato or Peppered sweet bread.  One of the most classical and tasty dishes of Italian cuisine.


peppered sweet bread




  • 1 ¾ oz sultanas
  • 1 ¾ oz hazelnuts
  • 1 ¾ oz almonds
  • 1 ¾ oz mixed candied fruit
  • 1 ¾ oz walnut kernels
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 1 ¾ oz chocolate drops
  • 1 lb honey
  • 7 oz all-purpose flour



  1. Put into a rotary shredder the raisins, hazelnuts, almonds, candied fruit, and walnuts and slice into large pieces.
  2. Put the shredded mixture into a large container.
  3. Blend in the salt, the pepper, the chocolate chips and the grated nutmeg.
  4. Add the honey and mix.
  5. Keep adding flour until a firm dough has formed.
  6. Take some small pieces from the dough.
  7. Shape into rolls and brush with honey. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Your peppered sweet bread is now ready to be served.



The dough must be kneaded carefully, to avoid it breaking up.

The shape can vary according to personal preference, but it is advisable not to make the loaves too small to avoid them drying out.



Source: Academia Barilla





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