Taralli, THE Apulian specialty

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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.

Over the weekend I found by chance this lovely Italian-food blog Imprastando, and my favourite food recipe, TARALLI!

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.

Using bf to make taralli
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Shapes ready

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.

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Phase 1 – boiling taralli

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.

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Boiled taralli waiting to go into the oven

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! πŸ™‚

Have you ever tried them? Are they available in your country?

xxx

Sara

8 comments

  1. We love taralli! We were first served them on a train in Italy. Here in Minnesota we can get them at one or two of our high-end grocery stores. We love them with a glass of wine. Impressive that you are making them from scratch. I’ll bet the husband (my household cook) will want to try making them now, too!

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