Pane carasau is ancient flat bread also known as “carta musica”(sheet music) due to its resemblance to the parchment paper that sacred music was written on. Traces of the bread were found in the nuraghi (traditional Sardinian stone buildings) and it was therefore already in existence before 1000 BC.
Made from hard wheat bran (or semola di grano duro in Italian), salt, yeast and water.
Pane Bruschetta (serves 4)
Ingredients: 4 sheets pane carasau. fresh cherry tomatoes, 4 tablespoons Raimondo extra virgin olive oil, 4 pinches sea salt, Fresh basil
To Prepare: Drizzle each sheet of pane carasau with extra virgin olive oil. Lightly sprinkle the salt on the bread. Warm bread until becomes golden. Layer tomatoes and basil in between layers and then serve.
Carasau with Cheese and Honey (serves 4)
It is a traditional appetizer from Sardinia, easy and quick to make.
Amazing with some honey over the melted cheese.
1. Break the “Carasau” bread and arrange it over a dish that can be placed easily inside the microwave.
2. Then brush the surface of each piece with some Raimondo Winery extra virgin olive oil.
3. Select a cheese of your choice.. I like smoked cheeses, pecorino or a fontina.
4. Cut cheese into slices, not too much thick, and place them over each piece of Carasau bread.
5. Place the dish in the microwave and cook for about 3 minutes at high temperature.
Serve with honey.