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  •  4.9 stars stars based on 37 reviews
  •   94% would make this again
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Traditional Italian deep-fried balls of dough, crunchy on the outside and light inside, drenched in honey.

2-1/2 cups flour
4 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 cups vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups honey
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Put flour on a board and make a well in the center. Add eggs, egg yolk, oil, sugar, salt, and lemon peel. Mix and work dough well. Shape dough into very small balls about the size of marbles, and fry in 2 cups of hot oil until golden. Fry only a few at a time. While dough is frying, melt honey in saucepan and add orange peel. When balls are done drop them in the honey and orange peel mixture and remove with a strainer spoon. Pile on a serving dish into a conical mound. Cool. Top with candy sprinkles or powdered sugar or leave plain.

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Reviews of Struffoli:

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  JZ in ga.  Oct 4, 2017
Would make this again.
Great recipe. Easy! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 20, 2015
Would not make this again.
i like the ones i make and the orange does not cut it this year my whole family hated it. 1 star

  Raul Cruz-Garcia in Mexico  Dec 14, 2015
Would make this again.
I like Struffoli so much 5 stars

  Jackie in Columbia, Missouri  Dec 25, 2011
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe - my family has made these for years - my grandmother didn't have this recipe in a cookbook - she just make them and they were always great!! You can also roll out the dough- make it as thin as possible and cut in strips. As far as yield goes - they are just nibbled on by everyone - If you had to say - maybe it yields 8-10 servings.....if you are conservative. Some days I could eat the whole plate myself.....hehehehe 5 stars

  Gloria in NYC  Dec 29, 2010
Would make this again.
I made a recipe from somewhere else two years ago and it was horrible I vowed never again. so I found this web site this year and sucked up my fear of another pending disaster and I wept with joy when the honey hit the little perfect pillows and they smelled like the bakery ones that I was so determined to make. My family heralded them perfection. I heard angels in the rafters and Christmas was perfect. Thank you for this recipe it is now a new yearly part of my holiday treats for family my Dad in particular who they were made with love for. I rolled out the dough with extra flour on the table into pretzel rod lengths and using the width of my thumb print pressed the knife edge straight down and pulled them free gently. Pinching them slightly to make the circular they became perfect little balls upon hitting the oil. 5 stars

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