It’s a cookie, it’s a breadstick, it’s a biscuit…no, it’s tarelli! Tarelli are Italian treats that are made from dough of olive oil, white wine, flour & your choice of spices. The dough is then rolled into a rope & the ends are twisted or pinched together to form a circle. These Italian treats wear many faces. They can be sweet or savory; hard or soft; baked or fried. The ones I posted here are my favorite savory biscuit. (I’m calling them a biscuit, because they are the baked softer type.)
A few weeks ago, my husband J & I were in Venice. We stayed at this interesting hotel which was once the Palazzo of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat. It’s now a chic hotel called Palazzini Grassi. When we first arrived, our room wasn’t ready, so we were treated to a cocktail, while we waited. Along with our drinks, they served us tarelli for a nibble. I couldn’t stop eating them. They were flaky & peppery. From that point on, I wanted to keep going to the hotel lounge for these biscuits. I wanted to eat all I could before we left Venice…then I remembered Cindy’s tarelli!
Cindy is a good friend of mine, who makes tarelli similar to the ones they served in the hotel.
She always has a batch on hand, for her kids to snack on. What happened to cookies & milk? I guess this is the type of snacks you have when your dad is a chef/owner of 2 Italian restaurants.
When we got home, I broke down & asked Cindy for her recipe. Of course, she was kind enough to share; after all that’s what friends are for. Now I to, can have these tasty little treats on hand to snack on at my house. Thanks Cindy!
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