for family meals :
recipe comes from the web site of Deborah Mele,
Italian Food Forever.
love affair with Italian cooking began almost
30 years ago when I married into a large Italian
family, overflowing with talented cooks. Throughout
the early years of my marriage, I had the opportunity
to learn the basics of Italian cuisine, and to
perfect traditional family recipes."
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recipe for little, fried fritters is very popular
during the holidays, but since they taste so good,
I suggest making them year round".
Zest Of 1 Lemon
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract, or flavored Liqueur
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
Pinch Of Salt
Oil For Frying
2 Cups Honey
Juice Of 1 Lemon
Sprinkles or Powdered Sugar
a large bowl, combine flour, egg yolks, zest,
salt, and vanilla. Knead to form a firm dough,
about 8 - 10 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
shape, pinch off small pieces and roll into
logs about the width of your finger. Cut these
logs into 1/2 inch pieces and roll each into
a ball shape. Continue shaping in this manner
until you have used up all your dough.
your oil to 375ºF in a heavy pot, and fry
6 or so balls at a time until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
all your struffoli are cooked, heat the honey
with the lemon juice in a wide saucepan.
the struffoli and carefully stir until the struffoli
are well coated.
5 minutes and then place on a large platter
in the shape of a pyramid or a ring.
with the candied sprinkles or powdered sugar
Italian Food Forever
Chi Mangia Bene, Mangia Italiano
(Those Who Eat Well, Eat Italian)
Deborah Mele, Italian Food Forever