Struffoli (Honey Balls)

Course : Desserts
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon butter -- softened
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon sugar -- plus
3 Cup vegetable oil -- for deep-frying
1/2 cup sugar
1 Package colored sprinkles
2 cups all-purpose flour
 

Preparation / Directions:

Whisk together: eggs, butter, 1 tsp sugar until foamy. Add baking powder; add flour. Work the mixture into a soft dough with your hands. Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a rope about the width of your index finger and 12 inches long. Cut the ropes into 1" pieces. Toss the pieces with enough flour to dust them lightly and shake off excess flour. Heat oil to 375 F in a deep fryer. Fry the struffoli a few handfuls at a time until they puff up and are golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Combine the honey and the 1/2 cups sugar in a large saucepan over low heat; stirring until the sugar has dissolved; keep warm over low heat. Add the fried balls, a few at a time, and turn them with a wooden spoon to coat on all sides. Transfer the balls to a large platter and mound them into a pyramid, shaping with wet hands. Sprinkle with the colored sprinkles and let stand for 1 to 2 hours. Then just break off some pieces with your hands to eat.

 

Nutritional Information:

2643 Calories (kcal); 27g Total Fat; (8% calories from fat); 43g Protein; 576g Carbohydrate; 592mg Cholesterol; 547mg Sodium


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