Red Wine Taralli from Puglia

written by Dajana 29. November 2019
Red Wine Taralli from Puglia

So Simple & So Delicious

Sweet taralli flavored with red wine are one of the most famous and typical products of Puglia. These sugar-coated taralli are good to eat in any occasion, alone or matched with some fresh coffee or a good dessert wine. Find out how to make these delicacies on your own here!

Homemade wine taralli are simply a must in the Apulian tradition. Also, I’ve made no secret about the fact that I love them! Now that we’ve got you covered with White Wine Taralli that are perfect for an apertivo evening with friends, we have prepared the sweet version for you! Use a full-bodied red wine such as Merlot, Barolo or the typical Primitivo from Puglia for these sweet munchies.

Wine and sweet Taralli - the perfect combination!

How to make perfect taralli?

These wine biscuits are genuine, simply delicious and not too sweet. This recipe is easy and quick and all you need are a few ingredients. While the classic white wine taralli come in different shapes and are often smaller, the sweet ones can be bigger. This also makes it easier to shape them!

Depending on the size of your red wine taralli, this recipe is ideal for about 25-30 middle sized biscuits. If stored correctly, they will stay fresh for a couple of weeks. Also, they are a great Italian version for your selection of homemade Christmas biscuits. They are ideal to be enjoyed at the end of a meal when you are just longing for a little sweet treat and not a big piece of cake. Enjoy them with a glass of red wine or an espresso.

Check out the recipe for red wine taralli here & fasten your apron!

Traditional Red Wine Taralli

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Serves: 25-30 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 500g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1x baking soda
  • 200ml red wine (e.g. Merlot, Primitivo)
  • 200ml sunflower seed oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for the sugar-coating)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (for the sugar-coating)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 
  • Prepare a baking tray with baking paper; set aside. 
  • For the sugar-coating: mix the granulated sugar with cinnamon; set aside. 
  • For the dough: In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and baking soda. 
  • Add the oil and red wine, and mix with a fork until the dough is combined well.
  • Dump the dough onto a wooden board and knead it for 3-5 minutes, until it is smooth.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.
  • Pinch walnut-sized pieces of dough, roll them between your hands so that the dough forms a thin rope (about 1,5cm in diameter and 10cm long). 
  • Shape each rope into a ring. Then seal the edges together by pressing lightly. 
  • Place the taralli, leaving enough space between them, on the baking tray. 
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes. 
  • Take the taralli out of the oven and cover them in the sugar-cinnamon mix while still hot. 
  • Let them cool. Then store them in a biscuit tin.

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