I really wanted to share with you an amazing snack that I discovered for the first time in Canada. My fiancé and his family are Italian, so I have had the chance to eat so many delicious Italian dishes, but one snack that I love and that I discovered thanks to them is taralli. Taralli are little circles of dough flavored with wine, olive oil and fennel seeds. They are pretty much like little crackers but so much more flavorful and I love eating them with cheese. They are very easy to make and are the perfect snack to share and enjoy with a drink.
Taralli come in various flavors such as olive, onion or chili peppers but the most popular and traditional ones are plain or with fennel seeds. The wine is really what gives such an amazing and deep flavor to taralli, and the hint of olive oil and fennel seeds is what makes them even more delicious! Taralli are made without dairy, eggs or animal products so it’s the perfect vegetarian and vegan friendly snack. There is no reason in particular to enjoy this snack and once you start eating them you never stop!
Let’s start baking!
- 500 g flour
- 250 ml white wine
- 75 ml olive oil
- 75 ml sunflower oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp fennel seeds (optional)
1- In a mixing bowl, add the flour and salt and mix well.
2- Add in the olive oil, sunflower oil and the wine. Mix well and start kneading the dough.
3- Add in the fennel seeds or any other topping. You can add dried onions, olives or even a mix of dried herbs. Knead the dough until you can form a ball and let it rest for 20 min.
4- Preheat the oven at 375 F. Make little balls with the dough and then roll each ball into a log. Seal each end of the log together and place on a baking sheet lined with parchemin paper. Once you are done, bake for 30 to 40 min. The taralli should have a nice golden color.
As you can see, taralli are very easy to make and don’t require many ingredients either. It was a wonderful discovery for me and I never miss a chance to eat some as a snack, with cheese or simply with a glass of wine or sangria.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment section what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.