Biscotti Di Pepe - Taralli - Italian Pepper Biscuits

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by DeSouter

A great hard biscuit with a twinge of hotness! A staple in Italian delis and "pastosas".

Top Review by lovetobake11

This recipe has the exact flavor and texture of the Pepper Biscuits I have been buying from local Italian bakeries for years. The only change I made was to add a tablespoon of lightly toasted fennel seeds (again as they are locally made). This recipe is a keeper and I will be making the biscuits often. They a sooooo good with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Sift flour salt and pepper onto mixing board.
  3. Make a well in the center and add yeast and oil.
  4. Blend together and gradually incorporate into flour.
  5. The dough will be stiff.
  6. Knead 10 minutes.
  7. Place in oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with towel and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  8. Preheat oven to 375º.
  9. Break off small pieces of dough and roll into ropes about 6 inches long.
  10. Form a ring and pinch edges together.
  11. Place on baking sheet and let rise 20 minutes.
  12. Brush with oil and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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