Taralles (Cleri family recipe)
  • 7 TBSP butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 2 heaping TBSP + ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup water, to moisten dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with Pam.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, and pepper into the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Break the eggs into the flour mixture
  4. Add the melted butter and mix on medium speed using the dough hook attachment.
  5. Add the water and mix thoroughly.
  6. If the mix is loose, add more flour. If it is dry, add more water.
  7. Knead the dough until it is elastic in consistency.
  8. Roll the dough 1 finger thick and shape into circles.
  9. Split the Taralle around the edge with a knife and lift the edges all the way around.
  10. Place each Taralle in boiling water for 4 seconds, making sure to keep the Taralle on a spatula so it does not lose its shape.
  11. Bake on the foil-covered cookie sheet for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/2013/01/taralles-a-family-recipe.html