Sardinian sweets: recipe of pirichittus de bentu

Sardinian sweets: pirichittus de bentu

Su pirichittus de bentu are typical Sardinian sweets, prepared with lard and eggs. This is a very popular delicacy especially around Cagliari. And the women of this land jealously guard the secret of this recipe.

Ingredients for Sardinian sweets pirichittus de bentu:

  • 1 kilogram of flour
  • 1 liter of water
  • 400 grams of lard
  • 30 eggs
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • sugar for the icing


  1. In a saucepan, boil the liter of water with lard; throw in the flour and cook for half an hour, mixing until the mixture is well blended.
  2. Once the mixture cooled, place it in a terrine and slowly add the yeast and all the eggs, blend until the mixture has become compact.
  3. With a spoon, form balls of mixture and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees until they are swollen. At this point, lower the oven temperature to 180 degrees and continue to cook them until they reach a golden color.
  5. Lower the temperatures of the oven at 100 degrees and allow to dry the pirichittus for 2-3 hours.

The last operation before serving these traditional Sardinian sweets is to prepare the icing with sugar and water and brush at least twice each pirichittus de bentu.


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