Typical Festive Bread from Sardinia

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Typical Festive Bread from Sardinia

Unfortunately you are not going to find many traditional plates that are vegan. Even the traditional salad here is “Insalata di Mare” (seafood salad). But here is one bread you will not have to worry about if you are attending a wedding meal.

Funny name, maybe, but 100% vegan. “Sa fruttera” di nozze is the name of this typical festive bread from Sardinia.

“Sa fruttera” di nozze

The ingredients are simply flour, salt and yeast. This bread takes about 2 hours to prepare, 1 hour to rise and about one hour to cook. Most of the preparation time is going to be used making the flower-like decorations. After the bread has risen you can start to model the bread with your hands by making flowers, fruits, hearts, leaves etc. The bottom part will be made in a form similar to twisted bread.

The difficult part comes when you have to take it out of the oven. After removal it is dipped into boiling water for a couple seconds and then immediately removed. This will make the bread become “shiny” or more luminous.

Put it back into the oven for another 5 minutes until it has a golden crust to it. It can then be served.

It is used most often for wedding dinners and is a bread used to decorate the wedding table, but is also eaten. This bread can be conserved and will last months.


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