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Course Dessert
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Naples
Main ingredients Dough, honey
Cookbook:Struffoli  Struffoli

Struffoli is a Neapolitan dish made of deep fried balls of dough about the size of marbles. Crunchy on the outside and light inside, struffoli are mixed with honey and other sweet ingredients. There are many different ways to dress them, but the traditional way is to mix them in honey with diavulilli (nonpareils sprinkles), cinnamon, and bits of orange rind. In Calabria they are also known as scalilli. They are often served at Christmas and are sometimes served warm.

Similar Dishes[edit]

  • Gulab jamun - A small pastry made with milk solids in South Asia.
  • Croquembouche - A similar French dish.
  • Lukaimat - an Arabian sweet dumpling.[1]
  • Pignolata - a similar Sicilian pastry.

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