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    Italian Honey Balls (Pignolata or Struffoli)

    Italian Honey Balls (Pignolata or Struffoli). Photo by Vicki in CT

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 15 mins

    1 hrs

    15 mins

    Vicki in CT's Note:

    Delectable sweets from Italy. Perfectly crunchy.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Dough

    Fry

    Syrup

    Add

    • 1 cup whole almond

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix dough ingredients well. Knead on floured board. Let dough rest for a while.
    2. 2
      Roll dough into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
    3. 3
      Cut dough into 1/4 strips and roll thin (thinner than a pencil).
    4. 4
      Cut off pieces of rolls making tiny pieces (smaller than peas).
    5. 5
      Deep fry in oil. Drain well on paper towels.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile heat honey and sugar. Boil for 15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir hot syrup into dough pieces. Stir in almonds.
    8. 8
      Using finger tips dipped in ice water carefully pour mixture onto board. Make into individual size cirles (golf ball size).
    9. 9
      Warning this is very hot so use cooled fingers and spatula to shape but you must work quickly as it hardens quickly.
    10. 10
      Some put sprinkles on top but that is optional.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Honey Balls (Pignolata or Struffoli)

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 125.7
     
    Calories from Fat 26
    21%
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 21.1 mg
    7%
    Sodium 27.0 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.3 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 16.2 g
    65%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

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