Sweet Taralli

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
30 taralli
35 min

If you have ever been to the Apulia region, you will certainly have heard of Taralli. They are a specialty (usually savoury) biscuit that have a very typical shape of a little knot.

The origin of the taralli recipe goes back to 1400. Legend has it that the first tarallo was kneaded by a mother who, having nothing to feed her children, tried to work what she had in her pantry: flour, extra virgin olive oil, salt, white wine. I will share the classic savoury version soon, but here is a modified, less traditional but incredibly delicious, sweet version of the taralli.

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Recipe details
  • 30  taralli
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 4 1/4 cups of plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of white wine
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
  • granulated sugar to taste

1- add a pinch of salt and sugar to the flour, mixing everything well
2- add the baking powder
3- At this point add the oil and start kneading
4- finally add the white wine and finish the dough
5- you will get a firm dough that is easy to work with
6- take some pieces of dough and form small cords
7- we form our tarallucci and cover them in sugar
8- lay our tarallucci on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
9- bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 15 minutes
10- let the tarallucci cool and keep them.
  • Optimal storage should be carried out in a hermetically sealed glass container if possible. They will remain crumbly for a long time.