Sorrento Dreaming Food and Drink in Sorrento Christmas Struffoli recipe

Christmas Struffoli recipe

01 December 2009 | No comments

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  • 400g of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 40g of butter
  • 150g of baseball bat squash
  • 300g of honey
  • 150g of sugar
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • salt
  • silver colour sugared almonds
  • oil for frying
  • citron and candied orange peel.


Mix the flour with the sugar, eggs, butter, grated lemon and a pinch of salt. Knead well and leave to rest for two hours.

At the conclusion of this period, take the dough a piece at a time, forming logs half a centimeter in thickness and cut into cubes.

Lightly flour and fry in plenty of hot oil. In the meantime, boil the honey and sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in a large pan.

When the syrup has turned a golden colour, pour it on the struffoli with some of the candies and quickly and delicately stir with a wooden spoon until they are coated. At this point, place on a plate and serve with candied fruit and the sugared almonds.

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