Italian Honey Balls (Pignolata or Struffoli)

Recipe by Vicki in CT
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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