Breads Cooking Recipes Desserts




Course Dessert


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey


  • Whisk together the butter and eggs with 1 tsp of sugar until foamy
  • Sift flour together with baking powder
  • Stir flour and baking powder into the egg mixture
  • Use your hands to kneed the mixture into a soft dough
  • Quarter the dough and place on a floured cutting board
  • Roll each piece of dough into a rope about the size of your index finger and 12 inches long
  • Cut each rope into 1 inch pieces
  • Toss the rope pieces with flour and shake off the excess, you only need a light coating
  • Using a deep saucepan, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 375F
  • Place a couple of your struffoli into the pan at a time and fry until golden brown and puffed
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer struffoli to a paper towel and allow to drain
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and the honey in a large saucepan
  • Heat over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved then keep at a low heat.
  • Add your fried struffoli balls a few at a time
  • Use a wooden spoon to turn your struffoli to coat all sides of them with your honey and sugar mixture
  • Remove the struffoli from the pan and transfer them to a large plate
  • Using wet hands, build a pyramid with the balls
  • Sprinkle the pyramid with colored sprinkles and let stand for 1 to 2 hours
  • When it is cool, just break of pieces with your hands and enjoy