Struffoli (italian Honey Balls) Recipe

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Struffoli (Italian Honey Balls)

Annamaria Settanni McDonald


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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1 Hr
30 Min


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


1Beat eggs with vanilla and salt.
Stir in enough flour to make a soft managable dough. Mix well.
2Toss 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!).
3Set aside and place in a cool place for 30 minutes to rest.
4Take 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.
5Heat 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.
6Pour sugar, honey and zest into medium pan and heat to dissolve sugar. Place all the balls into the pan and stir to coat all.
7Pile them onto a pretty plate into a cone shape. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts