The way of the sa panada is a culinary tour through three villages distant from each other and with different stories, united by the antique art of creating this exquisite dish. In Assemini, Cuglieri e Oschiri (and their territories) you can taste three variants of panadas, the ‘magical filled pie’, each with its own characteristics and made using distinct techniques and recipes, handed down over the centuries by word of mouth in the communities of reference. They have the basic semolina and flour puff pastry in common. The shape is cylindrical, closed on top in the manner of ‘an intertwined cord', a sort of crown obtained by ‘pinching’ and twisting the dough. The sizes differ: the diameter varies from about ten to 30 centimetres, the height varies from five to eight centimetres and the weight varies from a hundred grammes to two kilos. The colour is golden, the aroma is intense and spicy, the consistency is firm and crumbly on the outside and soft on the inside. The meat, fish and vegetable filling vary according to the origin. The taste is savoury and slightly spicy.
Itinerary: 245 km
Road journey time: 3 hrs 18 mins