Honey Balls

Honey Balls


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These biscuits are messy but good! They are a traditional Italian Easter recipe called strufoli. Delicious!


Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups sifted plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups honey
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar

Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Sift flour. Make a well in centre and break eggs into it. Add salt and knead until smooth.
  2. Roll dough out on lightly floured board until 5mm thick. Cut into 1cm strips, and cut strips into tiny pieces 1cm long.
  3. With the palm of hands, shape these tiny pieces into balls the size of a hazelnut.
  4. Heat oil to 180 degrees C.
  5. Drop balls into oil 3 at a time. Fry until lightly browned, turning them constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove balls and drain them.
  6. Combine honey and sugar in saucepan and boil over low flame about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add fried dough balls, 1 cup at a time, and cook in honey syrup, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove and put strufoli on flat plate to cool. Sprinkle with pine nuts and icing sugar as soon as they are cool enough to handle, and mould about 5 together in a cluster. Enough for 8, or so. Strufoli will stay fresh for weeks if they are kept in a cool place.

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