Sardinian traditional cuisine is just another reflection of its multi-millennial and stratified culture, not to mention its large selection of traditional sweets. Every single area has its own names, forms, and secret recipes, but they use almost the same simple and aromatic ingredients. Traditional celebrations won't be the same without the amaretti (macaroons), which are golden and crunchy "treasure troves" of unique flavors. Made with a mix of sweet and bitter local almonds, blended according to precise proportions. There are Sas pardulas, "small baskets" of thin pasta with a soft ricotta "heart" flavored with lemon and saffron. From the legacy of Campidano area, another typical sweet is Is Pirichittus, which is egg shortcrust covered with crunchy lemon-flavored glaze. These are produced in different versions: pirichittus de bentu, empty inside or pirichittus prenus (or a matza de mindua ), filled with almond paste. Not too different Is Pistoccheddus de cappa (or incappaus), which is covered with a white glaze. Also known as marigosos, suspiros, giarminos and gesminus, the bianchini (or bianchetti) on the outside are similar to the meringues of other countries, but different in taste and consistency. Their classic wavy and creped pyramid shape, which are white and crumbly, with a soft and creamy filling, are the result of the whipping of the egg whites with sugar, lemon, and almonds. Carnival of Sardinia is a season full of intense flavors and fried foods. The one food that stands out is zippulas, the Campidano zeppole. These delicious elongated donuts are saffron based and citrus peel scented. They may change to a more conventional round shape with a hole in the center, according to the recipe and be called by different names, such as Is Parafrittus or Frati Fritti. These are just some examples picked up from the rich selection of traditional sweets in the area. In San Sperate there are two traditional biscuit factories, well known for the quality of their products outside, both in the region and abroad.
Via Roma 20, San Sperate
Via Cagliari 101, San Sperate