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Struffoli ( Tiny Honey- Covered Fritters ) - Original Italian

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The struffoli is a typical italian dessert, which represents one of the most characteristic recipes for Christmas time.
Ingredients
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Eggs 3 Medium
  Yolks 1 Medium
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Liqueur 15 Milliliter
  Lemon zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Flour 3 1⁄5 Cup (51.2 tbs)
For the coating
  Candied lemon peel 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sprinkles, red/white/blue 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Peanut oil 300 Milliliter
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Put the flour on a worktop and create a dent in the centre, add then add all the ingredients mentioned for the batter, knead it together and form a smooth dough then cover with clean tea towel and let it to rest for about a half hour in a cool place.
2. After 30 minutes divide the dough into 6 portions and roll each piece, about the thickness of a finger.
3. Now make further smaller pieces and place them on a tray which is lined with a tea towel.

MAKING
4. In the meantime heat oil in a large frying pan and start frying the tiny pieces until just golden brown in color.
5. Remove them with the help of a slotted spoon drain it on a kitchen roll.
6. Start making the topping, take a pot big enough for all the struffoli to fit in , heat honey until it thins, then add the struffoli and coat them with honey.
7. Add half of the sprinkles and candied fruits and mix them well.
8. Once done remove from heat.
9. Sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles and candied fruits on top.

SERVING
10. Serve the struffoli hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Fritter
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Flour
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Subtitle: 
Tiny Honey- covered Fritters

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