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                            STRUFFOLI (BTVC62A)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      Large         eggs
    2      cup           Flour -- sifted
    1      tablespoon    Butter -- softened
      1/2  teaspoon      Baking powder
    1      teaspoon      Plus 1/2 cup sugar
    1      cup           Honey
 
 Whisk together the eggs, butter, and the 1 tsp sugar until foamy. Sift the flour
with the baking powder and stir into the egg mixture. With your hands, work the
mixture into a soft dough. Divide the 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 the excess flour. In a deep
fryer (or high saucepan) heat vegetable oil (about 3 deep) to 375F. Fry a couple
of struffoli at a time, until puffed up and golden brown. Transfer to paper towel
to drain with a slotted spoon. In a large saucepan, combine the honey and the 1/2
cup sugar and heat 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 plate and mound
them into a pyramid, shaping it with wet hands. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles
and let stand for 1 to 2 hours. Then just break off pieces with your hands to
eat.
 
 
 
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