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Strufoli Recipe

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Jackie Mignella


3 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs, beaten
cup butter
cup white sugar
teaspoon salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 cups honey + 1 Tbsp sugar
cups pine nuts (I omit)
2 ounces colored candy sprinkles

Oil for Frying

1. Melt the butter or margarine over low heat. Mix together in a large bowl 2 cups of the flour. Add sugar, baking powder, lemon rind and salt. Make a depression in the middle. Drop into it the eggs and the melted butter or margarine. Mix with a wooden spoon and then with the hands until dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Add remaining cup of flour as needed. Knead dough on floured surface until it isn't sticky anymore.

2. Break off pieces of dough and roll into ropes about the size of a pencil Cut into pieces inch long. Roll these pieces into little balls and set aside.

3. In deep frying pan, heat oil about 2 inches deep. Fry balls until golden brown. Drain on Paper towels.

4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cups of pure honey and sugar to a boil. Let honey boil gently for about 3 minutes before adding little dough balls, stirring gently with wooden spoon until they are well-coated.

5. Remove balls from honey with a slotted spoon and place in a mound on a platter. Sprinkle surface evenly with nuts (if using- I don't) and multicolored sprinkles. Cool.




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