honey balls

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Susan McGreevy
from Port Jeff Station, NY

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.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For honey balls

  • 1 md
    orange
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 2
    eggs, room temperature
  • pinch
    salt
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    honey
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How To Make honey balls

  • 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.

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