Christmas Struffoli

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2017/12/07 15:03:38 (permalink)

Christmas Struffoli

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/struffoli-51203810
 
Any body out there make this very traditional Italian Christmas Dessert. My mom made it every year, until her arthritic hands prevented her. My wife and I tried it twice...so labor intensive. The only addition to this recipe is we also put tried citron fruit sprinkled through it. You can find it around here in Italian pastry shops...very expensive...our local Stop & Shop also has it in the bakery...not as good. How many of youhave tried this Christmas treat?
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    mar52
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/07 21:07:44 (permalink)
    Looks like Teiglach!
     
    Love to eat.  Would never attempt making my own.  I hate sticky and just know it would be all over me if I tried.
     
     
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    leethebard
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/08 04:29:19 (permalink)
    mar52
    Looks like Teiglach!
     
    Love to eat.  Would never attempt making my own.  I hate sticky and just know it would be all over me if I tried.
     
     


    Yes,that's true. As kids we rolled the thin strands of dough,Mom cut the little pieces and deep fried them. Rolling the finished little balls in honey, and them shaping the wreath was ,indeed, the messy part!
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/08 15:00:58 (permalink)
    I haven't had  Struffoli in years -- many, many years. I used to love it.
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/08 16:38:42 (permalink)
    I never heard of struffoli.  It's a Neapolitan dish and my grandparents were Piedmontese.
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    leethebard
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/08 19:48:12 (permalink)
    lleechef
    I never heard of struffoli.  It's a Neapolitan dish and my grandparents were Piedmontese.


    I bet you'd do a super job with it. Struffoli has spread around here, beyond it's Neopolitan roots. In the New York, New Jersey area it's sold in super markets besides bakeries. I bet it's readily available in Italian sections of Connecticut,and Massachusetts and such!
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/09 13:04:08 (permalink)
    We had school raffles for wreaths and trees , I haven't had one in years. We used to call them honey balls.
    Growing up I didn't like honey , but ate the heck out of that stuff.
    Karl
     
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    Re: Christmas Struffoli 2017/12/09 13:47:16 (permalink)
    Uncle Groucho
    We had school raffles for wreaths and trees , I haven't had one in years. We used to call them honey balls.
    Growing up I didn't like honey , but ate the heck out of that stuff.
    Karl
     


    Yes, many people call them honey balls!
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