Fanny's Viscot Recipe

This is the post that started it all. Several of Dom's cousins had been searching for the recipe for what their grandmother had called "viscots." Years earlier, I had received this recipe from Dom's Aunt Rose. This post generated many comments and resulted in several variations of the recipe that everyone thought was lost.

After doing some research, I found that these cookies are actually known in Italy as “Taralli Baresi.” The cookies came to the U.S. with immigrants from the Puglia Region of Italy where Dom's grandmother, Fanny, grew up. Taralli Baresi is a cross between an anise/fennel-flavored a pretzel, and a bagel.  They are to be enjoyed with a glass of wine, coffee or by itself! They can be purchased pre-made from several companies on the internet. Marias' Taralli Inc. in Brooklyn seems to have the largest following.