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White Wine Taralli: How to make this snack from Puglia

written by Dajana 29. November 2019
White Wine Taralli: How to make this snack from Puglia

The Perfect Aperitivo Munchies

Taralli are savoury Italian biscuits made with only a few basic ingredients. All you need is plain flour, some good olive oil, salt and most importantly white wine! These crispy breads are totally addictive and the ideal apertivo snack. Ideally serve them alongside some olives and crudités and surprise your guests with selfmade white wine taralli. Check out our recipe here!

Italy’s Famous “Boot”

Let me introduce you to Puglia! This charming region has something for everyone! Whether you are planning a family holiday or a trip with friends, Puglia is the place to go. This region has some of the most incredible views that Italy can provide. And its generous coastline makes Puglia home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Above all, Puglia is hugely proud of its food! Led by local produce, this region is the birthplace of many unique Italian delicacies. Make sure to try orecchiette pasta, burrata cheese, panzerotti, friselle and tiella, the Italian take on Spanish paella. The region is also famous for its olive oil, red wine and taralli. As you may notice, Puglia should definitely be on every foodie’s travel bucket list!

White Wine Taralli and prosciutto
Serve these taralli alongside some olives and crudités and of course wine!

The perfect little savoury biscuits

Taralli are my favourite Italian snack! They are very popular in Italy and every region has its own recipe. While they can come in different shapes, the most famous ones are definitely from Puglia. They are perfect as a little snack or to serve alongside some olives, crudités and an aperitif. Chances you’ll see them at every single aperitivo table in Italy are very high! Also, white wine taralli are easy to prepare and have a long shelf life and that makes them an ideal gift! Personalise this simple recipe by maybe adding some fennel seeds, olives or dried tomatoes to the dough and you’re ready to go! Depending on the size of the taralli, this recipe is ideal for 3-4 dozen.

Check out the recipe for White Wine Taralli here!

White Wine Taralli

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Serves: 40-50 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 550g plain flour
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 200ml white wine
  • 10g salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 
  • Prepare a baking tray with baking paper; set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt.  
  • Add the oil and white 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 0,8-1cm in diameter and 3-4cm long). 
  • Shape each rope into a ring. Then seal the edges together by pressing lightly. 
  • Place the taralli on a plate.
  • IMPORTANT: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop a dozen taralli into the water and boil for about 30 seconds or until they start to float. Place them on a clean towel to dry a few minutes.
  • Then arrange them on the baking tray and repeat until the tray is full.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.
  • Let cool completely on a rack before serving.

Notes

*Any dry white wine you like is fine for this recipe. Do not use sweet white wines for this recipe.

What about some sweet taralli?

Check out the recipe for Red Wine Taralli here!

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