Struffoli, is is one of the most popular Italian sweets found on dessert tables for Christmas Eve or St Joesph's Day!
I remember well the towers of Struffoli at my Grandpa Salara's home! I am so grateful I found this recipe here! I loved the fried flavor reminiscent of mini eclair puffs drenched in honey syrup! I will pass this down to my children as well!
The preparation is not fast but relatively simple (provided you have a bit of familiarity with deep frying).
The following traditional recipe from my family has no leavening but the struffoli still comes out crisp. If you prefer them more full in size, you may add a pinch of baking soda.
With this recipe be sure to let the dough rest a few hours before making the struffoli.