*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          STRUFFOLI (Honey Balls)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Italian
                 Holiday                          Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      Large         eggs
      1/2  teaspoon      Baking powder
    1      tablespoon    Butter -- softened
    1      cup           Honey
    1      teaspoon      Sugar -- plus
                         Vegetable oil -- for deep-fryi
      1/2  cup           Sugar
                         Colored sprinkles
    2      cup           All-purpose flour
 Whisk together:  eggs, butter, 1 tsp sugar until foamy. Add baking powder; add
flour.	Work the mixture into a soft dough with your hands. Divide 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 pieces.  Toss the
pieces with enough flour to dust them lightly and shake off excess flour. Heat
oil to 375F in a deep fryer. Fry the struffoli a few handfuls at a time until
they puff up and are golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper
towel to drain. Combine the honey and the 1/2 cups sugar in a large saucepan 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 platter and mound them into a pyramid,
shaping with wet hands. Sprinkle with the colored sprinkles and let stand for 1
to 2 hours.  Then just break off some pieces with your hands to eat.
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