Italian Honey Balls (Pignolata or Struffoli)

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Vicki in CT

Delectable sweets from Italy. Perfectly crunchy.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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