Struffoli, an Italian Christmas classic
Struffoli, a classic Christmas Italian dessert from the area of Naples, is made of small balls of sweet dough, deep-fried, then coated in honey, sprinkles, and candied fruit. When still warm and sticky, they are shaped into a pyramid or wreath.
All skills are welcomed, we will guide you through the steps, and will have fun along the way.
These are the steps:
- first, we are going to make the dough;
- secondly, after the dough has rested in the fridge, we are going to cut small balls of dough;
- thirdly, we are going to deep-fry the dough balls;
- lastly, we are going to coat the dough balls in honey, sprinkles, and candied fruit (optional) and arrange them in a pyramid or wreath shape.
- 400 g all-purpose flour or flour type 00
- 3 eggs
- 80 g butter, melted and cooled
- 40 g granulated or cane sugar
- 2 Tbsp liquor (limoncello, or anis liqueur, or orange juice)
- 1 orange, the zest
- 1 lemon, the zest
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- about 600–700 ml peanut oil (or any other vegetable oil) for frying
- 250–300 g acacia honey or any light-colored liquid honey
- candied fruits (or candied cherries)
- shaved almonds (optional)
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