Taralli with Fennel Seeds


Taralli with Fennel Seeds... so crispy and incredibly flavorful!

Taralli with Fennel Seeds


For 4 Dozen(s)

For the Taralli:

  • 1 1/4 pounds all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 ounce fennel seeds
  • 1/2 ounce fresh yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer put all the liquids, the yeast and the salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the flour, the fennel seeds and mix well until all the ingredients are well amalgamated.
  3. Cut a chunk of dough and roll it into an 8 inch stick a little less than 1/2" tick.
  4. Unite and press both ends to form a little bow or any shape that you prefer.
  5. Let all the Taralli rest for about 15 Mins. covered with a cloth.
  6. Take a few taralli at the time and boil them in water. When you place the taralli in the boiling water they will sink to the bottom of the pan and may tend to stick to the bottom. With a wooden spoon, move them gently to remove them from the bottom. When they come up to the surface, remove them from the water and put them on a white cloth to dry.
  7. After you have boiled all your taralli, place all the taralli on a flat baking sheet and bake them for about 35 mins. at 380F.  Keep an eye on them as all ovens have their own personality. Midway thru the baking cycle, turn the taralli to make sure that they cooke evenly on both sides.




Friday, 24 February 2023
Would it be possible to make these with rapid or regular dry yeast? I cannot find fresh yeast anywhe...
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- spaolozza
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
This recipe is awesome, just like my Grandma used to make! I left them in the oven a bit longer to d...
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- Aregz
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Great recipe, however the liquid is a bit off, at least here in the Dominican Republic had to ad 1/4...
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- Astronomo
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Excellent, just like my nonna use to make, Soo good and crispy - Funcoolo1@aol.com
Monday, 12 March 2018
I am so happy to see this recipe! My mother (from Calabria) would make this for my father (from Pug...
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- Eleda
Sunday, 11 March 2018
I love crispy Taralli with Fennel, they are a wonderful treat with a nice cup of coffee. I made m...
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- Girasole