An Italian Christmas recipe: struffoli !

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It’s Christmas time, at we wondered what could be an Italian recipe to start the Christmas Season.
And without doubts the answer is STRUFFOLI !
Struffoli (or Pignolata) are a kind of honey balls made for Christmas in almost all regions in Italy.
But they are typical from the Southern Italy.
Did you ever try them ?
We bet that your Italian grandma knew this recipe…!
This traditional recipe is perfect and the lady here speaks Italian and English so you will be able to follow her in both languages !
We hope you will enjoy !
The video recipe is in two parts:
first part is here

and second part here


  1. Emanuela says:

    That’s my recipe:

    1.4 pounds of white flour
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    3 eggs + 2 egg yolks
    3 tablespoons of Italian extra virgin olive oil
    1 grated lemon skin

    Enjoy it and Buon Natale!!!


  2. Karen says:

    It looks like a pasta dough … you’ll have to add a little at a time to get the right consistency. Also, note that when she measures out the baking powder, she has a HEAPING teaspoon.

    Edda cooks like my grandmother did … nothing was ever written down.

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