Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Italian Wine Biscuits (Ciambelline al Vino)

  • Plain Flour, 500g 
  • Sugar, 200g 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 small glass (the size of a small white wine glass, not too full) 
  • White Wine, 1 small glass (the size of a small white wine glass, not too full)
  • Baking Powder, 3 tsp 
  • Pinch of salt 
In a bowl combine all ingredients together until it forms a soft dough. Divide the dough into small pieces (approx. 25 grams each), roll each piece into a rope and pinch the edges together to form a ring. Dip one side in sugar. Bake the rings on a baking sheet in a preheated 180°C oven for about 15 minutes.

Ciambelline al vino bianco


  • Farina, 500g
  • Zucchero, 200g
  • Olio extra vergine di oliva, 1 small glass
  • Vino bianco, 1 small glass
  • Lievito per dolci, 3 cucchiaini
  • Un pizzico di sale
Impastare tutti gli ingredienti, formare le ciambelline e passarle nello zucchero soltanto da un lato. Trasferire in forno preriscaldato a 180°C per circa 15 minuti.

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  1. Laura,

    These look delicious.
    I shall give it a try over the weekend.
    I really like your blog. I have told all my friends about it.


  2. Thank you Vanessa!
    Just one clarification - my friends here in the office asked me what kind of glass they should use to measure the olive oil and the wine.
    I actually used a white wine glass (but not too big) - I hope it makes sense :-)).

  3. We used to receive a lot of sweets from Italy, but not anymore :( Which is a reason to start cooking them at home :) Thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious yet simple. I love your presentation as well - with that red ribbon the bisquits look like a present!

  4. Would a dessert wine work well in this recipe? I'm thinking a lovely muscat or even a nice icewine might lend a subtle sweetness to the biscuits in a fun way.

  5. Hi Carolyn,
    I actually used dry white whine, but I guess a sweet wine can do the trick too. A good idea would also be to use a dry-ordinary white wine for the recipe, and drink the sweet one while eating the biscuits :-) I love muscat wine too.. unfortunately it's very difficult to find it in the UK :-(

  6. Thanks Alina, Good idea... and these are so easy to make!

  7. Beautiful pictures. I make these with red wine and it's basically the same recipe. Delicious.

  8. These are fabulous! I figured out after the first batch that I should have made them WAY smaller :]

  9. How I could forget them! Since I'm here in France I've never made these​​, and instead are so simple and good! Thanks for recipe and compliments for the blog! ;-)

    1. Ciao! Thanks, and they are quite easy to make.. e poi se sei di Roma credo che anche dalle tue parti siano abbastanza popolari.. Io sono di vicino Viterbo. Good luck and keep in touch! Seguiro' il tuo blog, e' molto interessante, sei super-creativa :-)