Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mom's Strufoli

6 eggs
(Save one half of an egg shell for measuring later.)

Add 6-- 1/2 shells of corn oil
add 4-- 1/2 shells of water

5 cups of flour

Mix all of the above and bring together.
Knead well until the dough is smooth and firm enough to handle.
Let it rest for 20-30 minutes covered.

Meanwhile heat your oil to 350 degrees.

Roll your dough into long ropes.

Cut them into small pieces and put on a dish towel until you fry them.

Once they are all cut you can begin frying.
Fry them until they are a light golden color.

Remove from hot oil to a tray lined with paper towels to drain and cool.
Warm plenty of your favorite honey.

Once they are all fried and cooled transfer them to a large bowl.
Pour the heated hone all over the Strufoli and begin tossing with a large spoon. Continue this until all the little balls are completely covered in honey.

You can now arrange them on a dish or platter in whatever shape you like. Then sprinkle with your favorite jimmies.

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Cristine said...

Looks fantastic!!! YUM!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Growing up in predominantly Italian Rhode Island, I am quite familiar with huge trays of candy sprinkled struffoli. Just looking at your pic makes me feel like I'm inside of a sweet, warm Italian bakery.

SheBellaMia said...

These are one of my favorites. I can't wait to make them again this year.

Priscilla said...

Yum! These look so good! I'd love to try these!

Marie C said...

Hi - In our family, we call them honey cookies and my mother loves them! My problem is that I never seem to get the honey to stick in at thick enough layer. Also, was there a typo? It says "pour hot oil over...." Did you mean "pour hot honey over..."?

Susan said...

Priscilla - you will love these if you have never had them...finger food at the table!
Marie C thank you so much for catching my could have been a disaster!

Anonymous said...

I saw these over at Susan's blog and thought..why don't I know her yet?! haha. It's always a fine thing to meet another Italian food blogger. Now, I must go and have a look around! Merry Christmas!
Maryann xox