Made by mixing durum wheat flour with water. The dough is styled in fine threads like hair, overlapped in 3 layers almost like a gauze. Once dried, the gauze is broken into smaller pieces and cooked in the characteristic sheep broth and cheese, typical of Nuoro area.
Similar to couscous made of tiny irregular spheres, this pasta is obtained by rubbing together durum wheat semolina with water and eggs in a terracotta recipient (sa scivedda). Can be served in a broth or dry. Often cooked in tomato sauce or with clams.
The making processes of this pasta requires excellent handicraft. Lorighittas are firstly shaped into spaghettis, then twisted like ropes and closed to form a ring. Typical from Morgongiori, a small town in the Oristano province. They used to be prepared exclusively for the All Saints bank holiday, but nowadays people have them all year round.
Also known as Sardinian gnocchetti, are made by mixing durum wheat semolina and flour. Popular all over the Island, they are originally from Campidano area, where are served with a ragout composed with tomato sauce, fresh sausages, pecorino cheese and saffron.