6 Reviews

I made your grandmother's struffoli recipe today, and I was impressed. This recipe is the closest to my grandmother's recipe yet! The only difference is that nana's dough wasn't quite as sweet. I think I will experiment with cutting back on the sugar in the next batch. Thanks sooo much for posting it! :)

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Dee514 November 24, 2002

This is pretty good, but I recommend using fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of the vinegar. Some recipes call for limoncello, but using a lemon juice/whiskey combo works well. I also add the zest of 1 lemon to the dough to give it a really good flavor. Other notes about this recipe: I had to add quite a bit of extra flour to the dough to make it not so sticky, and I only needed about half of the honey called for to coat my struffoli.

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Paisan di Fontana December 25, 2009

What a great recipe. I've never made them before because I thought it would take up so much time. I had 2 of my friends over watching me make it yesterday it was so much fun and I must say they really came out great. thank you so much Nana G

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Nana G December 28, 2008

Excellent and easy. I love these and my aunts or cousins always made them at Christmas. Now its my turn,I have no idea why it took me so long to make them. I used Jameson's whiskey, since I'm half Italian half Irish I figured it works - LOL Thanks, these will now be on my table every holiday. PS. I also use my regular spoons to measure as did my mom and Nona ;)

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Carb Lover December 19, 2006

Dee my grandmother never owned a measuring tablespoon and neither does my Mom. She used a tablespoon or soup spoon as some would call it out of the silvaware draw. So that may well account for the difference in the sugar amount.

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Steve P. November 25, 2002
Grandma Helen's Struffoli