A crunchy crust and a chewy inside, taralli are similar to a classic bagel. Try this savory bread spiced with fennel for delicious flavor.
Taralli (plural) are without a doubt extremely addictive and very unusual as far as texture is concerned. There are many variations of this very simple food to be found throughout the regions of Italy. (I’ve already shared 2 recipes with you; one made with wine and my personal favourite.) This particular variation is made with yeast and is unsweetened. As with most Italian recipes, these fennel taralli are simple but a little time-consuming. However, they are well worth the effort.
Once you have made the dough and it has been left to double in size (this can take up to 2 hours), you can slice the dough in strips and form them into rings. You can make the rings as small or as large as you like. I usually form them into 7 inch rings; about 1? thick. Once again, you can make larger (or smaller) rings…it’s really up to you. These taralli get dunked in boiling water, just like bagels, for a few minutes and then in the oven for about 1 hour.Print
Hello! My name is Maria, Canadian-born and Italian-raised. By day, I work in a health institution, but by night, I cook, bake, and blog. I guess I get it from my mom, who I truly believe spent most of her adult life in the kitchen (and loved every second of it)! Recently it became important to me to fix up, document, and post some of her treasured recipes; I wanted my own kids to get a taste for the legacy she left behind and to continue to honour the traditions she set up when she was alive. I crave the simple things in life, most of all enjoying some good food with my beloved family and friends.