Do you have some old bread left over and are looking for a delicious way to use it up? If you’re also a fan of succulent baked goods, then the Ticino bread cake is just the thing for you.
The torta di pane is also called torta della nonna, because grandmothers are not only the best bakers in Ticino. And this bread cake is a true southern Swiss delicacy!
The torta di pane is an invention of the “poor” cuisine of the south of the Alps, is used to make use of leftover bread and, in its original form, makes do exclusively with local ingredients. There are endless variations of the bread cake. Opinions on the best way to enjoy it vary accordingly. Some claim it tastes best fresh, others prefer to eat it after it has been allowed to rest for a day or two – è questione di gusto – a matter of taste!