Seadas, or sebadas, are the best Italian dessert you’ve never heard of. A true Sardinian speciality, these are a celebration of two of the island’s finest and most ubiquitous ingredients: cheese and honey.
Seadas consist of a fresh pecorino cheese, mixed with lemon zest, stuffed inside a pastry shell and deep-fried until golden and crisp, then served doused in honey. The flaky, savoury pastry, once broken into with a fork, gives way to a molten flood of salty, stringy cheese, fragrant from the lemon zest, which balances perfectly the intense sweetness of the honey.
These are truly an encapsulation of Sardinia: simple, satisfying, unusual, and a perfect balance of contrasts. The recipe for seadas can be found in Bitter Honey on page 221, but as well as making them at home, I recommend you book yourself a ticket out here (when possible) and eat the real thing, too.