Struffoli (Honey Balls)

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Total Time
43mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
3 mins

Struffoli are fried balls of dough soaked in a boiling honey glaze. Struffoli are an Italian specialty, oftentimes served around Christmas and Easter. I used Southern Belle Honey in this recipe, and the cookies just melted in your mouth. Killer Bee Honey would provide a similar result (although the name of the honey goes against the kindly spirit of Christmas!). For a super-sweet cookie, you could try using Orange Blossom Honey, but you might find some of the flavor of this lighter honey is lost when it boils.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat together eggs, sugar, and oil until foamy. Add flour and baking soda slowly while kneading. Knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball.
  2. Divide into 8 smaller balls. Roll each ball into a rope 1/2 inch across, and cut into pieces 1/3-1/2 inch long. Flour each piece lightly to prevent them from sticking together. Fry dough in oil at 375 until golden brown and puffy. Drain well. Arrange fried dough in a tray or mixing bowl.
  3. Prepare Honey Glaze, and pour over fried dough turn dough until evenly coated with Honey Glaze.
  4. Honey Glaze directions:.
  5. Boil liquid ingredients until thick remove from heat, and pour over cake.
  6. Arrange in a pyramid on a serving plate, and cover with candy sprinkles or slivered almonds.
  7. Cool before serving.