Struffoli


Struffoli

Serves 6 to 8


These cookies are very popular for the Christmas holidays in Nonna's house each year, although they would be great for any special day.


6 Eggs

1 Cup Sugar

4 Cups All-purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

3 Teaspoons Baking Powder

Oil For Frying


For Topping:

A Mix Of Sugar And Cinnamon

OR Warm Honey And Candy Sprinkles (shown)


Put the flour into a mound on a clean counter or bread board. Make a well in the center, and put the sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and cinnamon into this well. Using a fork, begin to mix everything together by pulling the flour slowly into the egg mixture. Once everything is well mixed, form the dough into rolls, about the width of your thumb. Cut each roll into 1 inch pieces. Fry the struffoli in oil heated to 375 degrees F. until golden and puffed. Drain on paper towels and top with your choice of a cinnamon sugar mixture, or warm honey.



Nonna Lina � 2003