Chocolate Dipped Struffoli

Chocolate Dipped Struffoli.

Chocolate Dipped Struffoli


For 1 Batch(es)

For the Struffoli:

  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons 00 flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum or limoncello
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • packets Vanillina powder or 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • oil for frying

For the chocolate coating:

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup room temperature water
  • Optional: candied cherries and colored nonpareils


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  2. To make the Struffoli:
    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, melted butter and liqueur. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
    2. Add the eggs, vanillina and zests in and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
    3. Make the dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Rest for 30 minutes.
    4. Take a small piece at a time, with your hands roll it into a long strip adding a little flour to your hands so it makes it easy to roll it.
    5. With knife cut in small pieces, roll them into balls,  sprinkle a little flour on it and set in trays.
    6. In a saucepan add the frying oil, when hot, start to fry them a portion at a time, whatever the pot holds.
    7. Continue stirring the Struffoli until light brown.
    8. With a draining spoon place them in dishes over a paper towel, also use paper towel between each layer so it will absorb the oil.
  3. To make the chocolate dip:
    1. Bring the cream to a simmer in a Sauce pan. Add in the chocolate and stir till melted. Add in the water and mix until smooth. Using a slotted spoon or a spider.
    2. Dip the struffoli in the chocolate glaze and quickly make them into a mound on a plate. Decorate with sprinkles and candied cherries.



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