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Struffoli (Honey Balls)

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“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.”
60 balls

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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