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Struffoli

 

Number of Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 1 hour Skill Level: Average

Ingredients

christmas struffoli4 egg yolks
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons corn oil
1 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons rye whiskey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pint vegetable oil for deep frying
1 cup honey
Colored sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Beat together egg yolks, whites, sugar, oil, vinegar, whiskey and vanilla.
2. Add flour, salt and baking powder, mixing to form a soft dough.
3. Knead dough for a few minutes on a lightly-floured board.
4. Take handfuls of dough and roll into snakes, about the thickness of a chickpea. Cut to make uniform chickpea pieces.
5. Heat several inches of oil in a pan. Cook pieces of dough until golden brown, then drain on paper towel.
6. Heat honey in a pot and add struffoli, coating well. Mound up on plate and add sprinkles. Let cool and serve.

Helpful Hints:

This is a traditional Italian Christmas treat. Sometimes you see it also sprinkled with pignoli nuts and candied fruit, but this is our family's homemade version! We make several batches that we wrap up in colored Saran Wrap and ribbon to bring to the family Christmas Eve Dinner. Everyone gets a plate to bring home.

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Maria C

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