Savory Taralli

ingredients
all
1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
0.5 packet
1/2 cup lukewarm water
105°F to 110°F
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 whole eggs
lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp fennel seed
4 cups all-purpose flour
cookware
  • large bowl
  • cookie sheet
Those Roseto cookie platters were true works of art. In Grandmom Trigiani's kitchen and on her platters you would find sno balls, fishes, and taralli. The latter are a southern Italian treat made two ways, sweet and savory, often served with wine. Makes 4 dozen.
1
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water and allow to bubble.
2
Add the rest of the ingredients, except the flour, to the yeast mixture.
3
Add the flour and mix well.
4
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
5
Take a piece of the dough and roll it between your hands, making a pencil-like shape 4 to 5 inches long. Create a circle by joining the ends together and pinching them closed.
6
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.
7
Cool.
source: Adriana and Mary Trigiani's Cooking with My Sisters