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HONEY BALLS Recipe

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Mom was the expert. I still can't make them right.

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Angie Cassara
Added: Saturday, February 10, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
“These are a real challenge. Prepare to burn your hands!”


5 eggs
3 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1 tspn. baking powder
¼ cup of sugar
1 tspn. almond extract
Cooking oil (Vegetable or Canola) for frying
Small jar of honey
1 Tblspn. lemon juice
Cupcake paper cups
Small candy confetti (sprinkles)
1 cup almonds (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and add eggs, salt, and baking powder. Mix well with hands and form into a soft ball. (More flour may be added as needed while the dough is being mixed.) Take a portion of the dough and roll into a ½” thick rope. Continue until all dough is used up. Slice the rope or ropes into ¼” long pieces and roll each into a small ball. Heat about 1 ½ cups of cooking oil in a large sauce pan until very hot. Test drop one of the small dough balls into the heated oil. If the dough rises to the top, the oil is ready. Add the small dough balls a batch at a time to the oil and fry until golden brown. Remove cooked dough from oil and place in a colander to drain. (Put colander over a large bowl to catch oil as it drains.) Put 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 Tblspn. Lemon juice into a sauce pan, heat and stir until dissolved. Add honey and mix well. Turn off the stove. Put the cooked dough balls into the honey. Stir the dough balls, honey and almonds together until all the dough is covered. Turn the honey balls onto a cutting board. THE HONEY BALLS WILL BE HOT, KEEP A BOWL OF COOL WATER NEAR TO COOL YOUR FINGERS!) Group several of the balls together into clumps. Put each group into a cupcake holder and sprinkle with tiny candy confetti. Cool and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 to 1 1/2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a challenge if I ever had one in the kitchen! It was easy enough to make the cookie balls, but putting them together into muffin cups was a complete disaster for me. The only ones who did this successfully, outside of my grandmothers, was my Mom, and Aunt Mary, her sister. You have to scorch your hands by rolling the cookie balls with the hot honey mixture and dipping them in ice water in order for the honey to harden and keep the cookie together. Mary Ann Dunn and I tried making them and we couldn't get the honey to stick. The trick is the ice water. Be willing to burn your hands a bit.

 

 

 

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