Struffoli (Honey Balls)

Struffoli (Honey Balls) A must have recipe for all neapolitans!

Struffoli (Honey Balls)


For 5 Batch(es)

For the Struffoli:

  • 2 pounds all purpose flour
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 72 ounces vegetable oil
  • 32 ounces honey
  • decorative sprinkles


  1. Put oil in a deep pot and put aside to fry struffoli later on.
  2. Mix all other ingredients together. Knead dough until it resembles a dough ball. If dough is too tough add an extra egg. If dough is too soft add a little more flour. DO NOT ADD WATER!
  3. Pinch off the dough and make strings of dough that resemble the size of pens. Cut into ½ inch bite size pieces. Be sure to flour them so they don’t stick together.
  4. Heat the oil until it is very hot. Drop in one handful of struffoli at a time. They will rise to the top of the pot and remove when little brown.
  5. When all the struffoli are fried, take a large frying pan with 6 oz of honey in it. Fold in the fried struffoli and coat them with the honey, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  6. Pour them onto a plate and decorate with sprinkles.
  7. Buon Natale!




Sunday, 01 March 2020
I love these Strufoli! Just like my mom and Nonna made them! Thank you so much for bringing the Ital...
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- GourmetGirl
Thursday, 14 December 2017
This is for Filomena: No, just put them in the frying pan and look at them? Pazzo - luigi
Thursday, 08 September 2016
when i put them in the frying pan does the heat go on? every reciepie i read on here there is somet...
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- filomena
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I loved it and so did my classmates! <3 - AshtonWarren
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I loved it and so did my classmates! <3 -
Thursday, 08 September 2016
How far in advance from Christmas Eve can I make these? I\'m hoping they can be made a few days earl...
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- Tantonucci