Naples with homemade Taralli

Bring you some Easter joy in Naples with homemade Taralli - traditional cookies made in southern Italian homes during Easter. This is my in-laws' nice recipe ☺️

It is a very easy and fun activity with children as they can make any shape they like (Love it). It's crunchy on the outside with tender crumbs on the inside - kind of a cross between scones and mini breads. It is best enjoyed in milk or coffee. It's so delicious, you'll want to make it all year long. Store well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

While the ring is the traditional look, feel free to experiment. Have them in the shape of sticks, cakes, or any kind of twists. Big or small, make it any size you want. You can also play with toppings - sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, oats, chocolate chips, or even rainbow sprinkles!

Taraley's recipe

500 gm all-purpose flour
200 grams of powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs, room temperature
100g butter cubes, room temperature
The peel of 2 lemons (1 large lemon)

1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and baking powder. Make a hole in the middle and add butter. Crack the blocks of butter with your fingers, combing them with some flour.

3. Add 4 eggs in the well and the lemon peel and using a fork, start whisking and combing with the flour little by little. Once you get some wet dough and some dry flour, mix it all with your hands and knead it on a floured surface for 5 minutes until you get a smooth ball of dough.

4. Rest for 10 minutes, covered with a damp cloth. Cut golf ball sized chunks and roll with your hands into long "snakes". Join the ends to make rings. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 17-20 minutes, until golden on top.

5. Cool outside for 15-20 minutes before serving.