Good morning world! How are you all?
I have had a bit of a tough week getting used working from home in the past 2 weeks, but I am feeling better now.
What is ‘taralli’?
Taralli is an Apulian savoury biscuit which is enjoyed by Italians with a glass of wine or on its own. It is very common to find them at any happy hour buffet in Italy and whenever I can grab myself a bag of them at any Italian deli, it normally doesn’t last long (it’s gone in 1 hour LOL).
So last night, after work, I ventured into the shop to buy a cheap bottle of wine (living in Spain is great as you can get a quality bottle of wine for 1,85 € and use it for cooking) to start my dough. I followed Imprastando’s recipe and used the following ingredients:
500 gr flour
200 gr white wine
2 small spoons of salt (16 grams)
150 gr of extra-virgin olive oil (18.75 table spoons)
And that’s it.
I put everything together in a bowl and worked well the dough. I have to say it was the hardest dough I ever worked and it did take me a good 10 minutes working it before having a nice and smooth texture. Then I covered it for 30 minutes and after that started making the typical shape of a tarallo.
Once your shapes are ready, you need to throw them in boiling water until they come to the surface (like you do with gnocchi, for 2 mins or so). Make sure you don’t put too many as you don’t want them to stick to one another.
When they come to the surface, you take them out carefully with a skimmer (if you have one) and lay them on a clean and dry teatowel or a chopping board.
And lastly, you take your taralli and put them in a tray direct in the oven which should have been preheated at 200 degrees FC.
Leave them in for 20-25 mins.
So proud with the results. And they were delicious!
I don’t think I will always cook them anyway, but I will definitely keep buying them! 🙂
Have you ever tried them? Are they available in your country?