Neapolitan Salty Ring Biscuits

Taralli Napoletani

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A Baker's Tour: Nick Malgieri's Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2005

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In southern Italy, taralli come in all sizes and flavors. There are large ones, made from a dough that consists of nothing more than flour and eggs with seasonings; sweet ones, both large and small; Apulian taralli made from a dough moistened with white wine; and the typical Neapolitan ones sometimes referred to in Neapolitan dialect as scaldatelli—little boiled things. Like bagels, many, though not all, taralli are given a quick bath in boiling water before baking. It produces a nice sheen