Struffoli

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 14-18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the Crisco and sugar in bowl of mixer. Beat till blended and light.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat till blended.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and mix well. Add more flour in half cup measurements till you have a nice rollable dough.
  • Divide the dough and with a floured counter top and hands roll into long ropes between 1/4"-1/2" thick and then cut ropes with a bread knife into about 1/4" balls. This may seem like it will take a long time but it goes very quickly as I enlist my whole family to take part.
  • Fry the balls in hot oil till they are golden brown. Remove and put the fried balls in a bowl (with paper towel on bottom) large enough to hold all the struffoli. Remove the paper towel once all struffoli are done.
  • Heat 1 cup of honey in a small saucepan. No need to make it too hot, just warm. Pour honey over the struffoli balls. Sprinkle with walnuts and in our family's case chocolate sprinkles.
  • The struffoli can then be put into whatever serving dish you like. I use one with a lid as they should be covered when stored. In my house that is on the kitchen island for easy munching.
  • After they have sat over night they will need a good stir as the honey sets to the bottom. They may need more honey as well as they absorb it as they sit.
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