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These wonderous little ‘doughnut’ like delicasies, struffoli, grace italian tables at Christmas, Easter, the Feast of St Joseph, weddings, baptisms and more. Struffoli, tiny deep fried dough balls bathed in a syrup of honey and citrus rinds and decorated with colored Jordan almonds and sprinkles and candied fruit. Struffoli are to the Italian Easter what the easter bunny is to the American child. It’s just not Easter without it!
The candy confetti and dragees can change for a Christmas treat, but what doesn’t change is the celebration and the love behind these! My grandmother did all the kneading and mixing by hand. I’m lazy, I use my kitchenaid mixer and dough hook. Either way, they’re light, fluffy and tender and a perfect addition to any holiday dinner.Print
Tradition dictates these little balls of deliciousness are formed into a pyramid shape at Easter and a wreath or circle at Christmas. Enjoy this little treat as much as I do anytime, but be aware you won’t have left overs.