Struffoli (italian Honey Balls) Recipe

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Struffoli (Italian Honey Balls)

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

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@ArtByASM

This is a old traditional recipe that goes way back and is sometimes made bigger and served at Italian weddings for guests to enjoy.


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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2
eggs
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 pt
oil
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
honey
zest of half orange
colored sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat eggs with vanilla and salt.
Stir in enough flour to make a soft managable dough. Mix well.
2
Toss onto floured board or countertop and knead 5 minutes til smooth.
Cut in half and wrap in parchment paper ( flour the balls so you can get them off the paper!).
3
Set aside and place in a cool place for 30 minutes to rest.
4
Take pieces of dough and on floured countertop, roll into rope like shapes.
Cut each into very tiny pieces.( 1/4" pieces). Spread on lightly floured surface and let them rest again for another 30 minutes.
5
Heat oil in heavy medium size saucepan and place balls into pan in batches, keeping an eye on them as they brown very quickly. Drain each batch on paper towels.
6
Pour sugar, honey and zest into medium pan and heat to dissolve sugar. Place all the balls into the pan and stir to coat all.
7
Pile them onto a pretty plate into a cone shape. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts