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by Rose Emolo, NJ
Mix dough in 1 bowl (all ingredients)
Kneed dough for about 10 minutes
Get dough and put it in a plastic bag with a
Add flour if it starts to stick
Cut wit cookie cutter into thin strips about 1
Get strip over 2 fingers and form into loose
TO FRY : have oil at
a 360 temperature
After frying them to
light golden brown, line a cardboard box with paper towels
Lay the cookies on the paper towels, then add a
layer of paper towels to the top of the cookies, repeat this on all the layers of cookies, it
helps absorb the grease.
before serving the cookies, sprinkle them in powered sugar, top and bottom, then
Set out deep saucepan or automatic deep fryer
and heat fat to 365 F.
Place into a large bowl
Make a well in center of flour. Add 1 at a time.
Mixing slightly after each
Mix well to make a soft dough
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and
Divide dough into halves
Lightly roll each half ¼ inch thick to form a
Cut dough with a pastry cutter into strips ¼
Use palm of hand to roll strips to pencil
Cut into pieces about ¼ to ½ inch long.
Fry only as many pieces of dough as will float
uncrowded, one layer deep in the fat.
Fry 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned,
turning occasionally during frying time.
Drain over fat before removing to absorbent
Meanwhile, cook in skillet over low heat about
Remove from heat and add deep-fried pieces. Stir constantly until all pieces are coated wit honey-sugar mixture. Remove Strufoli with a slotted spoon and set in refrigerator to chill slightly. Remove to a large serving platter and arrange in a cone-shape mound.
Chill in refrigerator. Serve by breaking off individual pieces