Lenten Cantucci with Almonds
Ingredients: 00 flour, sugar, almonds, E503, Margarine, natural flavors
In Italy there are dozens of sweets called "Lenten", with numerous regional variations, but almost all with an almond biscuit base.
The tradition of preparing Lenten sweets in Genoa dates back to 1500, when the nuns of the convent of San Tommaso kneaded simple almond paste sweets free of butter, milk and eggs, thus respecting the ban on eating animal fats in the 40 days before Easter . These Sicilian almond biscuits are also called Lent for the simplicity of their ingredients.