Struffoli

Struffoli
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the butter and eggs with 1 tsp of sugar until foamy
  2. Sift flour together with baking powder
  3. Stir flour and baking powder into the egg mixture
  4. Use your hands to kneed the mixture into a soft dough
  5. Quarter the dough and place on a floured cutting board
  6. Roll each piece of dough into a rope about the size of your index finger and 12 inches long
  7. Cut each rope into 1 inch pieces
  8. Toss the rope pieces with flour and shake off the excess, you only need a light coating
  9. Using a deep saucepan, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 375F
  10. Place a couple of your struffoli into the pan at a time and fry until golden brown and puffed
  11. Use a slotted spoon to transfer struffoli to a paper towel and allow to drain
  12. Combine ½ cup sugar and the honey in a large saucepan
  13. Heat over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved then keep at a low heat.
  14. Add your fried struffoli balls a few at a time
  15. Use a wooden spoon to turn your struffoli to coat all sides of them with your honey and sugar mixture
  16. Remove the struffoli from the pan and transfer them to a large plate
  17. Using wet hands, build a pyramid with the balls
  18. Sprinkle the pyramid with colored sprinkles and let stand for 1 to 2 hours
  19. When it is cool, just break of pieces with your hands and enjoy
Struffoli was last modified: April 19th, 2014 by Chef