Durke means “sweet” in Sardinian, Maurizia’s family owned artisan bakery uses recipes from the old techniques inherited from her ancestors and no preservatives, artificial additives are added. In fact, most of the confectionaries here are made with almond flour instead of wheat flour according to the tradition. One of Maurizia’s daughters who just finished baking a batch of amaretti gave us a tour of the store that was oozing with sweet smell of almond. She gave us samples try and they were so delightful – crispy outside and chewy, moist inside filled with almond explosions. Amaretti is amaretto (almond flavoured) macaroon that is traditional in Sardinia and typically only made with almond, egg whites and sugar and you can try all kinds of its varieties at Maria’s Durke. The cookies are sold by weights here and best to be eaten within two weeks, as there are no preservatives added. Try the popular pardulas – ricotta cheesecakes flavoured with saffron and classic amaretti to start off your sweet journey with and don’t forget to pack a box for your friends back home as it will be the treats to remember. Durke is closed for siesta hours so plan it advance not to miss out on the experience.
Open Monday to Saturday but Closed for siesta
Pardulas – ricotta cheesecakes flavoured with saffron