The Christmas sweets of Sardinia: journey through almonds and raisin

Sardinian Christmas sweetsA land rich in natural, artistic and cultural beauties. And Sardinia is also a land with ancient and heart-felt traditions, with traditional recipes prepared only on the occasion of particular festivities. Recipes such as the typical Sardinian Christmas sweets.

Pabassinas – Maybe this is the Sardinian Christmas sweet par excellence. Also known as papassini, pabassinos or papassinos, they are big biscuits prepared with shortcrust pastry, raisins, almonds, walnuts, lemon peel, honey. Other recipes of pabassinas are prepared with vanilla or cinnamon.

Pan’è Saba – Another typical Sardinian sweet, generally prepared on the occasion of traditional feasts, such as Christmas. The main ingredients of Pan’è Saba are flour, sapa (a very sweet, dense and dark fruit fermenting liqueur), raisins, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds and cinnamon.

These are the most famous Sardinian Christmas sweets. Various versions of these recipes exist, depending on the Sardinian regions, places and towns where they are prepared. And there are also other typical Sardinian Christmas sweets. A good occasion to taste them all? A holiday in Sardinia.


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