How to Make Struffoli-Honey Drenched Balls

Honey drenched pieces of fried dough. A sweet treat to end the holiday festivities.

How to Make Struffoli-Honey Drenched Balls Recipe
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What is struffoli? Well, struffoli are little fried pieces of dough coated in honey. Lightly crunchy on the outside and cake like on the inside. It's an Italian dish eaten usually at christmas.

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You can find them @ the Italian bakeries during Xmas time. You eat them using your fingers. It stores well too in a cool dry place not the fridge. Just put plastic wrap over it and eat within a week.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Let's start preparing. Lets grate the orange and lemon. We need the zest.

Let's start preparing. Lets grate the orange and lemon. We need the zest.

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Yum all done

Yum all done

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Take a food processor and add the flour

Take a food processor and add the flour

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The lemon zest

The lemon zest

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Th orange zest

Th orange zest

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The sugar

The sugar

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And the baking powder

And the baking powder

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Pulse the ingredients until it is the consistency of crumbs

Pulse the ingredients until it is the consistency of crumbs

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To the flour we will next add the softened butter

To the flour we will next add the softened butter

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Pulse the butter a few times to combine with the flour before adding the rest of the ingredients

Pulse the butter a few times to combine with the flour before adding the rest of the ingredients

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Now that the butter and flour have been pulsed it's time to add the eggs

Now that the butter and flour have been pulsed it's time to add the eggs

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The white wine

The white wine

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Add the vanilla extract

Add the vanilla extract

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Pulse the ingredients Until it comes together and forms a ball

Pulse the ingredients Until it comes together and forms a ball

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Take the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30- 45 minutes

Take the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30- 45 minutes

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My dough has rested and I will now open it up and cut the dough into 4 equal sizes

My dough has rested and I will now open it up and cut the dough into 4 equal sizes

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I used one pce of the dough

I used one pce of the dough

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Take some flour and dust it lightly onto a clean counter

Take some flour and dust it lightly onto a clean counter

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Roll the dough out until 1/4 inch thick

Roll the dough out until 1/4 inch thick

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Cut 1/2 inch strips

Cut 1/2 inch strips

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And take 1/2 inch pieces and roll them into balls the size or a bit smaller than hazelnuts.

And take 1/2 inch pieces and roll them into balls the size or a bit smaller than hazelnuts.

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My dough is ready to be fried. Add a sprinkling of flour to prevent stickiness.

My dough is ready to be fried. Add a sprinkling of flour to prevent stickiness.

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Take a pot and pour enough oil into it. Set it over medium high heat. Bring the temp up to 375deg

Take a pot and pour enough oil into it. Set it over medium high heat. Bring the temp up to 375deg

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Deep fry each morsel until browned. This will take a minute or two. Fry them in batches not all at once.

Deep fry each morsel until browned. This will take a minute or two. Fry them in batches not all at once.

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The dough puffs up just a tad bit๐Ÿ˜Š

The dough puffs up just a tad bit๐Ÿ˜Š

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Once they have browned remove the dough onto a plate and finish frying the whole batch.

Once they have browned remove the dough onto a plate and finish frying the whole batch.

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All the dough has finished frying. It's time to make the sweet sauce to drown these morsels in. Take the honey and pour it into a pot set over medium heat.

All the dough has finished frying. It's time to make the sweet sauce to drown these morsels in. Take the honey and pour it into a pot set over medium heat.

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To the honey add the sugar

To the honey add the sugar

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And the lemon juice

And the lemon juice

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Cook this until the sugar has melted.

Cook this until the sugar has melted.

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Once the sugar has melted. Turn off the heat and start adding the fried dough pieces into the honey

Once the sugar has melted. Turn off the heat and start adding the fried dough pieces into the honey

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Stir the mixture and coat all the dough pieces. Let this cool a bit before plating it

Stir the mixture and coat all the dough pieces. Let this cool a bit before plating it

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Take a straight bottle and lightly spread some oil on it. Put it on the center of a platter.

Take a straight bottle and lightly spread some oil on it. Put it on the center of a platter.

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Take the struffoli and arrange it around the bottle, you know like a wreath.๐Ÿ˜

Take the struffoli and arrange it around the bottle, you know like a wreath.๐Ÿ˜

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Now let's make it decorative. Add some nonpareils and whatever other dry fruits and nuts you want to add.

Now let's make it decorative. Add some nonpareils and whatever other dry fruits and nuts you want to add.

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I also added some Jordan almonds to it. I then drizzled some more of the honey mixture on to my struffoli. Nomnom..let this cool down before eating. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

I also added some Jordan almonds to it. I then drizzled some more of the honey mixture on to my struffoli. Nomnom..let this cool down before eating. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

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There you have it struffoli. A delicious Italian dessert. -Adapted from the food network

There you have it struffoli. A delicious Italian dessert. -Adapted from the food network

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