Sardinian almond cake
Torta di mandorle
The recipe for this almond cake originates in Sardinia, but it can be found on breakfast tables all over Italy as a not too sweet start of the day.
Italian supermarkets sell almond cakes in convenient prefab versions, which may explain why this kind of torta di mandorla has become so popular on breakfast tables in hotels and Bed & Breakfasts throughout the country. Another explanation is the absence of animal fat and a relatively low sugar content, which means it is not the worst kind of food you can give your family in the morning compared to well-buttered toast and jam.