Once the donut of Veroli was prepared on the occasion of the New Year's Eve by the housewives of the Santa Croce neighborhood with bread dough, then cooked in a wood oven. An ancient tradition that remains in the village even in the third millennium, when it is a pleasure to look to the future aware of its past. And also to enjoy a typical dish, easy and quick to prepare!
To prepare the dough, place the flour on the table in a fountain, to mix well with the water, salt, yeast and anise seeds. Obtained a well compact and solid dough, let it rest for a few minutes covered with a cloth. At this point divide the dough into strips of about forty centimeters long - and 4 centimeters wide -, then press the strips with a rolling pin, then twist and close the ends well giving the shape of a donut. Put all the donuts in boiling water until they come back to the surface - as for the gnocchi - then place them on a tablecloth to dry. Once dried, place them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees and cook for about half an hour. The donuts of the village of Veroli are ready when they have taken on a beautiful golden color.
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...good appetite and happy new year!