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Struffoli

Rated as 2.86 out of 5 Stars

"Struffoli are little balls of dough in a honey/sugar glaze, with nonpareil sprinkles. My grandma always made them for Christmas, but since she can't do it anymore, I came up with my own variation that she loves because mine are a little bit sweeter than the traditional bread-like ones. Also, they have to be formed into a tower...it's tradition."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 303 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 tower)

Directions

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  1. Beat eggs, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; stir in baking powder. Slowly stir flour, about 1 tablespoon at a time, into egg mixture until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into small balls.
  2. Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or until you see little waves on the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Working in small batches, fry dough balls in the hot oil until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer struffoli to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  4. Heat honey in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly mix 1/2 cup sugar, a few tablespoons at a time, into honey until sugar is melted and glaze is smooth, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer struffoli to a large bowl and pour glaze over the top; toss quickly to evenly coat before glaze hardens.
  6. Form struffoli into a tower-shape or Christmas tree-shape on a serving plate. Sprinkle nonpareils sprinkles over the struffoli.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Canola can be substituted for the vegetable oil.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 303 calories; 14.8 g fat; 41 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; 93 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Good recipe. The only thing I changed was to put the dough balls after frying right into the sauce pan of honey mixture. Also added nonpareils to honey mixture...easier than sprinkling onto the ...

Most helpful critical review

1/4 cup flour wasn't nearly enough to make dough.

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Good recipe. The only thing I changed was to put the dough balls after frying right into the sauce pan of honey mixture. Also added nonpareils to honey mixture...easier than sprinkling onto the ...

I had to add more flour than the recipe called for. About 1/2 cup total. They came out excellent.

1/4 cup flour wasn't nearly enough to make dough.

Easy to make. Very messy too! Merry Christmas!

Started making this. Read the reviews, thought I'd give it a try here is what's wrong... I tried adding more flour and I've gotten to the point where I have added already 4 cups of flour and my...

You don't add hazelnuts to your struffoli? Try it sometime, it adds a great crunch and it's fun trying to figure out which are the dough balls and the nut's! Also spray a glass with nonstick coo...

1/4 cup of flour wasn't enough to make a dough