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Pane Carasau - Sardinian flatbread, 250g

Pane Carasau - Sardinian flatbread, 250g
Pane Carasau - Sardinian flatbread, 250g

Pane carasau ("toasted bread" in Sardinian language) is an ancient, traditional flatbread from Sardinia; thin and crisp, usually in a round form roughly half a meter in diameter. The bread is double baked for extra crispiness and is made by taking baked flatbread (made of durum wheat flour, salt, yeast, and water), then separating it into two sheets, which are baked again. With a unique flavour and an intense aroma of cereals and wood-burning ovens, this flatbread is delicious as a cracker and is typically enjoyed as an accompaniment to various snacks, cheeses, appetizers, and soups.

1 700 Ft
Unit price: 6 800 Ft/kg
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Pane carasau’s origins have been traced to the Nuragic Age, circa 1900-730 BCE, remains of the bread were found in archaeological excavations of nuraghes (traditional Sardinian stone buildings). Because of its long storage life (it can last up to one year if it is kept dry), pane carasau was once a staple food of Sardinian shepherds during their trips to mountain pastures.

In the Sardinian language, the entire preparation process and cooking phases of pane carasau are called Sa Cotta; in the island tradition Sa Cotta has always been a moment of togetherness and participation, in which family members and even the neighbourhood were involved. The recipe for carasau bread, as well as its preparation method, have been handed down from generation to generation up to the present day.

It is popularly called carta (da) musica in Italian, meaning "sheet music", in reference to its large and paper-thin shape, which is said to be so thin before cooking that a sheet of music can be read through it.

Pane carasau is also used for preparing another classic of the Sardinian cuisine called pane frattau, a lasagna-style dish made with crispy sheets of carasau that are soaked in hot water, then layered with tomato sauce and pecorino Sardo cheese.

Masserie Sardi
Country of origin
double-milled durum semolina (60%), water, salt, brewer's yeast

May contain traces of soy and mustard.

nutrition facts
Average values per 100 g
 Energy 1519 kJ/358 kcal
 Fat 1,6g
    of which saturates 0,3g
 Carbohydrate 73g
    of which sugars 2,6g
 Fibre 3,9g
 Protein 11g
 Salt 1,4g
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