Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400 grs flour
  • 150 grs shelled almonds (but not peeled)
  • 250 grs sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • salt


Whisk 2 whole eggs and 3 egg yolks with sugar, mix in flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Lightly toast almonds and add to batter. Shape batter into 5 cm wide and 1 cm tall loaves: lay in a buttered and floured baking pan, brush with a whisked egg with a tbsp sugar and put into the oven at 180°C; bake for 20 minutes, slice into crosswise 1 cm wide sections and place back into the oven for 10 additional minutes. Serve with a small glass of vinsanto, where cantucci are usually dunked into.