Struffoli (Honey Balls)
Serve this sweet dish as an appetizer or a light snack! 3.1k
plus one teaspoon
Whisk together eggs, butter, 1 teaspoon 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 inch pieces.
Toss the pieces with enough flour to dust them lightly and shake off excess flour.
Heat oil to 375℉ (190℃) 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 ½ 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.