Holy Moly Struffoli

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When it comes to Italian food I've never ventured outside of spaghetti and lasagna. So I searched for Italian desserts to try and came across struffoli. Struffoli is a deep fried dough that is covered with a sugar honey mixture. I was intrigued, and ideas came flooding because this is such a great food to add to any party, and you can add things to make it for any occasion and you can use a variety of flavors or colored sprinkles. For my Instructable I will give you the recipe for the dough and then tell you what I did to make my personalized struffoli. I made traditional, cinnamon, peanut butter chocolate honey, stuffed caramel apple, stuffed smores, and stuffed turtle.
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients For Dough

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This recipe makes enough struffoli to fill four 8x8 pans

6 Eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks of butter room temp
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
2 tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp salt
vegetable oil for frying
Deep fryer
Brown paper bag or paper towel for drying

Ingredients for the toppings and stuffing
(depending on which ones you decide to make)

Step 2: Making Dough

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1. Whisk eggs very well. Beat sugar into eggs.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Rub butter into the flour with your hands.
4. Add vanilla to the sugar/egg mixture.
5. Put mixture into a mixer and mix (using dough hook) and slowly add the flour/butter mixture.
6. Let dough rest in a cool dry place for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Prep For Frying

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Divide dough into 4 pieces.
Roll each piece out like a rope about the width of your index finger and 12 inches long.
( If you are making stuffed struffoli then see steps 8,9, and 10 before continuing on and frying)
Cut into 1 inch pieces.
Toss the pieces with enough flour to dust.
Shake off excess flour.
jocasti1 year ago
100 Italian here and never thought of doing this.....what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my! All of these sound so awesome!