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Taralli Wreath - q.b. cucina

How to Make a Taralli Wreath

Learn how to make this festive taralli wreath in just a few simple steps.


Taralli have to be one of our all-time favorite Italian snacks. A specialty from Puglia, these crunchy, doughnut-shaped breadsticks are perfectly bite-sized and come in a variety of flavors, from black pepper to fennel! What’s not to love?

It’s Italy, it’s not uncommon to receive a bowl of complimentary taralli when you order a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at a bar. In some ways, they’re like the bowl of nuts that you often find in American bars–plentiful and always available, so long as you order a drink.

With the holidays coming up, we thought it’d be fun to feature taralli, especially since many of us are indulging in that extra beverage or two!

Enter: a festive, edible, and oh so Italian taralli wreath.

What is a taralli wreath?

It’s exactly as it sounds: a wreath made of taralli!  It’s a simple, DIY craft that you can create in just a couple of hours. Taralli wreaths make wonderful gifts for food lovers. For example, you could dress it up with a fancy tin or box and pair it with salami, cheese, and a bottle of wine to gift someone an Italian aperitivo. The best part? You only need two things to make it: taralli and a festive ribbon or string.

Taralli Wreath - q.b. cucina

How to Make a Taralli Wreath

Materials

  • 40 taralli
  • festive ribbon or string
  • scissors
Taralli Wreath - q.b. cucina

Step 1

Make or buy your taralli. Check out our recipe for black pepper taralli, or buy pre-made taralli.

Step 2

Thread your ribbon or string through each tarallo. For a larger wreath, use about 40 taralli. For a small wreath, 14 taralli is sufficient.

Step 3

Cut the ribbon or string, leaving about four inches open on each end. Tie a bow to secure the taralli in place. Trim the ribbon as desired.


That’s it! You’ve made a taralli wreath. Enjoy snacking on your edible decor, or give it as a gift to a food-lovin’ friend.


That’s it! You’ve made a taralli wreath. Enjoy snacking on your edible decor, or give it as a gift to a food-lovin’ friend.

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