Honey Balls

Susan McGreevy

By
@smcgreevy

This is my grandpa Joe DiBernardo's recipe. He was a great cook - messy - but great. We all have fond memories of grandpa cooking and I'm happy I have some of his recipes to pass on to my children.


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Prep:

1 Hr 20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 medium
orange
1 1/2 c
flour
2
eggs, room temperature
pinch
salt
oil for frying
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel the orange in one long piece and cut the peel into julienne strips. Set aside for garnish. Squeeze the orange and reserve 3 tablespoons of the juice.
MIx together the flour, eggs and salt by hand or in a food processor for 1 minute until the dough is smooth. Cover the dough with plastic and set aside for 30 minutes.
2
Lightly roll out the dough to 1 inch thick. Be careful not to squeeze out the air by flattening out the dough or it will double in size. Cut dough into 1 inch strips. Then cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips and then cut pea sized pieces of dough.
3
Heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a large pot. Fry dough in batches, do not overcrowd the pan. When golden, remove and set aside to drain on brown paper.

Combine sugar, honey and reserved OJ in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat without stirring until the honey and sugar melt and liquify. Shake pan occasionally, add the pastry balls and use a large wooden spoon to gently coat and mix. Break pastry into pieces before it cools.
4
Transfer balls to an oiled dish or parchment paper. Shape the pieces into a cone on a serving dish. Garnish with orange peels.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Hashtags: #honey, #orange