What is Pane Carasau or Music Bread
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Pane Carasau

Pane Carasau is a traditional Sardinian flatbread. It is a very simple bread, made of flour, yeast, water, and salt. The dough is rolled out thin and baked, then split into two layers which are baked again. The result is a thin, crispy bread that has been a Sardinian staple for centuries. In fact, remains of a crispy flatbread have been found in archeological excavations of ancient Sardinian stone buildings.

Pane Carasau may have been first made by Sardinian shepherds, who would carry it with them when they traveled into the mountains with their flocks. This bread would keep for the long time that the shepherds would be away from home.
 Pane Carasau is sometimes called “music bread”, for it’s resemblance to the thin parchment used for sacred music scores. 

It’s a very versatile bread. It can be broken into pieces and used as an eating utensil, or enjoyed on its own with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt. Serve it like a cracker, with fine Italian cheese and prosciutto. Our recipe for Music Bread with Tomato Sauce and Pecorino is perfect for brunch, or a light supper. We have more recipes using Pane Carasau here on our website, as well as in our cookbook, Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey. We hope you will enjoy this Sardinian staple in your own home.

Cooking the Sardinian Way

It's important to us that people enjoy food, family, and long healthy lives.  The ingredients found on this site are expertly crafted from the finest that Sardinia, Italy has to offer.  Everything here is selected by Efisio Farris for it's color, flavor, texture, and a wide variety of other qualities including health benefits.  Our ingredients don't include junk fillers that degrade the ability of the food to contribute to your health.  


We hope that as you browse the site and read through the cookbook that you'll learn a new way of cooking delightful meals for your guests and family, and that you'll be inspired by Efisio's stories and the history presented here.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit Arcodoro.com today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

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