Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Struffoli - Italian Honey Balls

Friday, December 13, 2019

Struffoli - Italian Honey Balls

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


I was looking for a good Christmas breakfast recipe and came across Struffoli. Technically, Struffoli is an Italian dessert, coated in a honey sauce and topped with colorful non perils. But, to me, they are like little doughnut balls that are perfect for the holiday breakfast table. If something looks like a breakfast item and tastes like a breakfast item, it can be considered breakfast, right!? While we will still have a breakfast casserole in the oven on Christmas morning, I thought it would be a nice addition to have Struffoli to snack on while the girls are opening their gifts. I found a super simple recipe on Golden Blossom Honey that I'll be making for this year's early morning holiday munching.

Struffoli

Normally, Struffoli would be topped with non perils, maybe in red and green for Christmas, or white if you want a snowy look. But this recipe called for chopped nuts instead. You can use slivered almonds, but I went with pistachios to give it a little extra color. Whatever you have on hand though, works. I know we are all super busy on Christmas and probably don't want to be spending time in the kitchen frying dough, but what's nice about this recipe is it can be made up to a few days ahead of time, so you can make it at your convenience, then enjoy it with the rest of the family on Christmas day. That's a gift in itself right there!


Ingredients
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons sugar
pinch salt
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM RAW HONEY
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
2 cups shortening for frying

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECIPE

Struffoli
You can find this recipe, as well as many more delicious recipes right on the Golden Blossom Honey recipe page! Be sure to follow Golden Blossom Honey on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new products and promotions.

If you like this recipe, be sure to come back every Friday, where I feature a new recipe from Golden Blossom Honey!


What do you usually serve for Christmas breakfast?


 

30 comments:

  1. I think this could very well be my favourite of your honey recipes so far, I'd gladly attack that honey glazed hill! Honey was on sale a few weeks at our Lidl (your Aldi), so I bought a few one litre jars for winter, I've already ate half of it LOL

    ReplyDelete
  2. When all of the kids were home, we would make Christmas breakfast. Now we have been sleeping at my oldest son's house on Christmas Eve and he and I make a big breakfast on Christmas morning before we open presents. It's an unusual tradition, I guess, but I get to be there when my grandbaby opens her gifts. This year, however, my daughter now has a baby too, so I'm not sure she'll want to continue with this 'new tradition' we have been doing. She says yes, but I suspect her Mr. is going to nix it in favor of something he wants to do more (last year he didn't come to ours, and opted to stay home alone...youth and their love stuff drives me a bit batty). AND the 2nd oldest is expecting, well he's not, but you know what I mean, in January, so I suspect this is the last year he'll participate in the 'new tradition' as well. Where I would use this though, is for New Year's morning. We could eat our little treats as a way to bring in the new year!! I love that you revised this to use pistachios. Those are my fave.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh how we stuffoli in my family! We have a specific bakery that we tend to go to for this, but have had it homemade before. One day I will try to make this myself, but am afraid that it won't come out right since it's such a traditional dessert for us.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never seen anything like this before. They look good.

    I make all kinds of things, for breakfast. It's our bigger meal really.

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh my goodness- ive never even heard of something like this but def something id love to try for a holiday party im hosting soon!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those look delicious! I would say they will definitely be on the breakfast menu.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Homemade! My mother-in-law always has a mountain of these for the Christmas holidays. I gained 30 pounds when I married an Italian!

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG! This recipe looks so yummy, I can't wait to make this for my family . Know they're going to love it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like it could be a winner. And who am I to judge? What I eat for breakfast sure wouldn't be classified as breakfast food lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think I had Struffoli (or something very similar) at a restaurant recently. Your food posts always make me hungry!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have never heard of this dessert but I need to try it! My mouth is drooling! This is totally going to happen.

    ReplyDelete
  12. These look amazing. I have never had them before. I'm really interested in try them out.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ooo I need to try these. I don't think I've ever had something like this before, so I am intrigued.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've never heard of Struffoli. These italian honey balls look pretty delightful. I'm going to give them a try, it's always good to try something new every so often.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Christmas breakfast ~ It depends on where we are. When it's the two of us, we share a bottle of champagne and have coffee cake. Simple and fun! Your Italian Honey Balls look delicious. I'm sure that your family will enjoy them on Christmas morning!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've never heard of this but it sounds good.

    ReplyDelete
  17. These would be perfect with a cup of coffee Christmas morning!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, I have never heard of these! What an original idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe! For Christmas breakfast, we have a usual breakfast, nothing really different than any other day.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have never heard of this recipe before. It sounds delicious! I would love to try making these.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I haven't ever tried struffoli italian honey balls. They do look good and so does all of the golden blossom honey recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've always enjoyed a little honey on my yogurt. I've been meaning to add more honey into my diet. Worth trying these balls.

    ReplyDelete
  22. These treats are a great idea for the holidays. Honestly, we make Christmas breakfast into a family affair. Everyone chips in.

    ReplyDelete

  23. Those look delicious! I've never heard of Struffoli before, but I'd like to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. They look really yummy. I have not tried Struffoli before but reading through the ingredient list, I already know that these are delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Looks yummy! I have not Strufolli yet but as I read through the ingredient list, I can already tell that these are delicious. I must try making them soon.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have been wanting to try this for YEARS! Thank you for the recipe and tips, I may try to incorporate this into this year's Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have never heard of this recipe before, but would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  28. First time hearing of this food but it sure looks good.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :) Except promotional posts with added links. Those will be deleted.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...