These were the culinary discovery of our trip to Italy
Sitting proudly in the bread basket is the last surviving Taralli con Mandorle of the evening. Somewhere between a bread and a biscuit they are flavoured with black pepper and poppy seeds. Apparently the dough is boiled before baking like a bagel, but where a bagel is soft, the Taralli is dry. They are great with drinks, so we bought a couple of packets to bring home.