What’s Cooking Wednesday – Strufolis

As I’ve mentioned many times, our Christmas family tradition has always been strufoli, which I believe just means “honey balls” in Italian (my Norwegian husband thought we were calling them strudel nuts).

Here is our family recipe.

WARNING: this is very time intensive. My mom always put us all to work in stations; she would be frying and we would all be seated around the table, rolling out the dough and chopping tiny bits.

Strufoli
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
dash of salt
4 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
Knead all ingredients together for 5 minutes, then knead in another 1/4 cup flour.
Turn out the dough on a floured surface and roll it out to 1/8″ thick.
Use a pizza roller to cut the dough into thin strips, about 1/4″ across.


Cut each strip into small squares, keeping them as equal in size as possible.
It helps to divide the strufoli into fry batches as you go – I had 8, divided onto small plates.


Fry each batch in 350 degree oil till golden (I use a deep fryer).

Drain them well and set aside.

Fresh fried strufoli are irresistible, and we usually end up eating a ton (thus I make two recipes at once so we can munch to our hearts’ content).To prepare the strufoli, mix 1 1/2 cups honey, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon in a large soup pot. Heat the mixture till it bubbles and then mix in the fried strufoli.

Traditionally the strufoli, once cooled, are adorned with little round sprinkles. I don’t like how those catch in my teeth, so my mom and I have always toasted sliced almonds and mixed those in, along with mini chocolate chips.

Mangia!

** these are highly addictive**

Strufoli
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cinnamon
  • sprinkles
  • toasted almond slivers
  • mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Knead all ingredients together for 5 minutes, then knead in another ¼ cup flour.
  2. Turn out the dough on a floured surface and roll it out to ⅛″ thick.
  3. Use a pizza roller to cut the dough into thin strips, about ¼″ across.
  4. Cut each strip into small squares, keeping them as equal in size as possible.
  5. It helps to divide the strufoli into fry batches as you go – I had 8, divided onto small plates.
  6. Fry each batch in 350 degree oil till golden (I use a deep fryer).
  7. Drain them well and set aside.
  8. To prepare the cooled strufoli, mix honey, sugar, and cinnamon in a large soup pot. Heat the mixture till it bubbles and then mix in the fried strufoli.
  9. Once cooled, adorned with sprinkles, toasted sliced almonds, and mini chocolate chips.

 

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