Struffoli (Honey Balls) ___

Struffoli (Honey Balls)


For the Struffoli:

  • 2 pounds all purpose flour
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 72 ounces vegetable oil
  • 32 ounces honey
  • decorative sprinkles


Put oil in a deep pot and put aside to fry struffoli later on.

Mix all other ingredients together. Knead dough until it resembles a dough ball. If dough is too tough add an extra egg. If dough is too soft add a little more flour. DO NOT ADD WATER!

Pinch off the dough and make strings of dough that resemble the size of pens. Cut into ½ inch bite size pieces. Be sure to flour them so they don’t stick together.

Heat the oil until it is very hot. Drop in one handful of struffoli at a time. They will rise to the top of the pot and remove when little brown.

When all the struffoli are fried, take a large frying pan with 6 oz of honey in it. Fold in the fried struffoli and coat them with the honey, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Pour them onto a plate and decorate with sprinkles.

Buon Natale!