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A Bag of Fennel Seeds..a Ciambella al Vino .. in the Afternoon

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fennel seeds


a bag of fennel seeds provides inspiration for an afternoon of ciambella baking….

A trip to the market today and fragrant fennel seeds caught my attention..and they have my attention all afternoon..for some serious ciambella baking

ciambella w-fennel


1 cup sugar

1 cup white or red wine

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 cups flour

2 tsps vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons fennel seeds

place all ingredients, except flour in a bowl, blend well, then work flour in a little at a time. Form a smooth dough. Coat hands with flour and form dough into little ciambella. Roll ciambella in some granulated sugar. Cover baking sheet with baking paper and place ciambella on top. Cook for 15-20 minutes in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Makes a perfect pairing with dry white or red wine.


ciambella al vino 1



**September 28th  and 29th-SEE YOU AT FESTA ITALIANA IN SEATTLE WASHINGTON and stop by some of these other yummy venues and events as well while there:

Thursday, September 26th, 7 PM to 9 PM, SAVOUR Specialty Foods, 2242 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, book signing and sampling,

SAVOUR Specialty Foods

Friday, September 27th, 5 PM to 7 PM, Intentional Table, 124 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, book signing and sampling,

Intentional Table

Saturday, September 28th, 11 AM to 1 PM, Culinaire The Cook’s Shop, 251 Westfield Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188, book signing,

Culinaire The Cook’s Shop

Saturday, September 28th, 6:30 PM  Quintessential Gourmet, 2001 Western Avenue, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98121, book signing and sampling,

Quintessential Gourmet

For more info on all these events email:


Get more recipes in The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition

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