Italian Wine Biscuits: the simple Italian recipe for sweet ciambelle al vino

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Italian wine biscuits are simple, delicious dry Italian biscuits. Also known as ciambelle al vino, they are made with a simple dough made from flour, sugar, red or white wine, corn seed oil and a pinch of baking powder. Once you form the classic doughnut-shape, you can roll them in granulated sugar and then bake for a crunchy and caramelized sweet treat.

Quick and easy to make, the wine biscuits are made without milk, eggs and butter, so they are dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

You can enjoy them simply like this or you can serve them at the end of a meal and dip them in a good glass of sweet wine. They are also excellent as a snack, together with a cup of hot tea.

So let’s find out how to make some delicious wine biscuits by following our recipe step by step.

Tips for making Italian Ciambelle al Vino

There are numerous variations of these biscuits. You can make them with red or white wine.

You can but flavor the dough with aniseed, cinnamon, cloves or other spices of your taste.

How to store Wine Biscuits

The biscuits with wine can be stored at room temperature, in a tin box, for at least one week.

Flour type 0
350 g
red or white wine
120 ml
Granulated sugar
80 g
Corn seed oil
80 ml
a pinch
Baking powder
1/2 sachet
granulated sugar for decorating

How to make Italian Wine Biscuits

Collect the flour together with the granulated sugar in a large bowl.

Add the salt, the baking powder and mix the powders.

Finally pour in the red (or white) wine and the corn seeds oil.

Knead by amalgamating all the ingredients, then form a ball and put it in a bowl to rest for 30 minutes.

Take small portions of dough, between 35 and 40 grams. Then roll them out forming cords of about 13 centimeters in length.

Rejoin the ends of each cord of dough forming donuts. Then pass them gradually in the granulated sugar and arrange them on a dripping pan, lined with parchment paper.

Bake the biscuits wine in a preheated static oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 20 minutes, monitoring the browning level. Then switch to ventilated mode for 2-3 minutes.

Remove the biscuits with wine from the oven when they are crunchy on the surface and dry inside. Then transfer the biscuits with wine to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Serve these wine biscuits with a glass of good wine to dip them into.

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