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struffoli (italian honey balls)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Annamaria Settanni McDonald
Brooklyn, OH

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

(1 rating)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For struffoli (italian honey balls)

  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 pt
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • zest of half orange
  • colored sprinkles

How To Make struffoli (italian honey balls)

  • 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.

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