|Struffoli with Sprinkles|
4 oz butter, softened
3 whole eggs + 1 yolk, beaten
¼ cup sugar
1 oz liqueur (anise, rum, brandy, or Limoncello)
grated zest 1 orange and ½ lemon
Pinch baking soda
1 oz milk
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup decorations/sprinkles
Prepare a medium size pan half filled with either vegetable, canola, or sunflower oil. When hot, add a batch of struffoli at a time and cook. Stir often and remove when the struffoli are golden (not brown). Lay on paper towel to drain the excess oil. Continue the process until all the struffoli have been cooked.
To make syrup:
|Struffoli Christmas Wreath|
|Alba on WUSA9 cooking segment December 18, 2012|
Struffoli is a traditional Napolitan Christmas somewhat sweet dough that is fried first and then dipped with warm honey. It can decorated with sprinkles, candied fruit and even silver and white almonds.
In Naples Struffoli were prepared by nuns in convents and given to noble families to thank them for their act of charity.
Enjoy making these delicious sweet morsels of sweet dough for your family like our grandmothers used to and make your own Christmas tradition.