Taken from David Rocco's recipes
I've been watching Fox traveller and taking down few recipes. One particular show I wait eagerly to watch is David Rocco's Dolce Vita and have come to become a fan of his recipes. In today's show, he shared some simple and easy to make ilalian sweets and snacks with ingredients you'd already be having at home. One that I'm planning on trying is Taralli. It looks like a donut.
(Picture By Marco Leogrande via Wikimedia Commons)
- 2.2 lb (1kg) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) extra virgin olive oil
- a splash of red wine
- 1 cup (250 ml) lukewarm water, or as much as you need
To start your Taralli:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place flour on a worktable. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add olive oil, wine and water. Combine together and knead until the mixture becomes an even dough. If necessary, add a little more water and continue kneading.
- Cut off a small amount of dough and roll into a 1/2 inch thick log. Cut the log into 5 inch long pieces. Then form a 'doughnut-like' shape by pinching opposite ends together. Repeat the above process until all the dough is used up.
- Place the taralli in a pot of boiling water for about a minute or until they float to the surface. Stir to prevent from sticking together. Remove the taralli from the water with a slotted spoon and dry off any excess water with a dishcloth.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown on one side. Turn the taralli over to cook the other side. Serve with wine.
Yield: Several dozen servings