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Taralli di Finocchio – Fennel Taralli



The origin of taralli dates back to 1400 and originates from the Puglia region in the southern part of the Italian Peninsula. It is said that the first tarallo was kneaded by a mother who, having nothing to feed her children, tried to work what she had in her pantry: flour, extra virgin olive oil of olive, salt, white wine. The dough was subsequently flattened into two thin strips, giving them the appearance of a ring which, after rising, was baked in the oven.  Like the entire typical Apulian cuisine, they are also made of very simple ingredients. Farmer’ families used to make and offer them to their guests, together with a glass of wine.

The classical “gusto” is made with plain olive oil. The taralli are made out of flour, salt, dry white wine and olive oil. Other typical variants are made with fennel seeds, onion or sesame or chilli.

A particularity is that the taralli have to be cooked twice: first they get boiled in water and oil, and then they get baked in the oven until they get their signature golden colour.


Farina di frumento, vino bianco (contiene silfiti), olio di oliva 19%, olio extra vergine di oliva 4%, sale, semi di finocchio 1%.

Wheat flour, white wine (contains sulphites), olive oil 19%, extra virign olive oil 4%, salt, fennel seeds. 1%.


Può contenere tracce di semi di seasamo, latte, soia, uova e loro derivati.

May contain traces of sesame seeds, milk, soy, egg and their derivates.

Nutritional info

Average Values per 100g: Energy 1978KJ/471kcal, Fats 19g of which saturates 2.1g, Carbohydrate 61g of which sugars 2.1g, Fibre 2.6g, Protein 8.2g, Salt 2.3g

Storage Instructions

Conservare in luogo fresco e asciutto, al riparo dalla luce e da fonti di calore.

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat.


Piaceri Italiani Malta, The Magro Food Village, Xewkija, Gozo XWK 3000

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