I was at the plot today for the Christmas veg, but rather more warming is the panattoni I baked today.
It is probably a whole year since I last baked one so I was well pleased to get a good rise!
Another recent Italian bake has been Taralli. These are rusky textured snacks made from /flour, olive oil salt and white wine. Each batch is then flavoured with fennel seeds, chilli, black pepper or rosemary. Different family members have different favourites so I am encouraged by requests for more of each! You drop them into boiling water before baking to a crunchy consistency. Then they keep for ages in an airtight container. I made these a few days in advance. (The rolling is rather labour intensive.)
Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.