Struffoli-Honey Balls

Millie Terranova

By
@mterranova57

Christmas Holiday Favorite


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

8-10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 large
lemon zest, grated
1/2 large
orange zest
3 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking powder
3 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
lemonicello, rum or brandy or fresh lemon juice
1 c
honey
1/2 stick
unsalted butter, cut into pieces room temperature

GLAZE

1 c
honey
1/2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh

TOPPINGS

candy sprinkles
or powder sugar
lemon zest, grated
orange zest, grated

OIL FOR FRYING-CANOLA, PEANUT OIL OR VEGETABLE OIL

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients and work it together until you have a smooth dough
2
Make a ball of the dough Refrig dough ½ hour.
Will need extra flour for working dough
Make a ball and cut into four pieces. Roll into ropes, cut and roll into small balls.
3
Drop into hot oil temperature 350 degrees, I use thermometer.
Cook until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.

I use Canola Oil, but can use peanut or vegetable oil
4
Melt honey and sugar until it is thin. Be careful not to over cook. Just melt enough so that it is blended.
Place drained struffoli in big bowl, pour honey mixture and toss to cover struffoli. Add topping and enjoy.

Must warn they are very addictive. Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy