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Mario Batali's Struffoli

Holiday Struffoli Mario Batali
Fried Italian Doughnuts
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
50
cost
$
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The lemon juice, zest, and limoncello lightens to the fried doughnut, adding hints of freshness.
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ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Lemon (grated zest only)
  • 1 Orange (grated zest only)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Limoncello
  • 4 cups Canola Oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups Honey
  • 1 Lemon (juice and zest)
  • Confectioners' Sugar (for dusting)
  • Candied Orange; Lemon peel; or Sprinkles (for garnish)
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  • 1
    3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
    6 Eggs
    1 Egg Yolk
    1 Lemon (grated zest only)
    1 Orange (grated zest only)
    1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
    1 tablespoon Limoncello
    In a mixer bowl, combine the flour, eggs, egg yolk, zests, salt and limoncello and mix well to form a firm dough, 8 to 10 minutes. When the dough is rested, remove from fridge and cut into golf ball-size pieces. Roll each golf ball into a 1/2-inch-thick dowel and cut each dowel into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll each piece between palms into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. 
  • 2
    4 cups Canola Oil (for frying)
    Heat the oil in a 12- to 14-inch skillet with at least 3-inch sides to 375F. Drop balls in to cover about half of the surface of the oil and cook until dark golden brown. Use a spider or slotted spoon to turn them regularly; they will puff up while cooking. Remove when cooked to a tray covered with paper towels and drain well. This should make at least five batches, so be patient.
  • 3
    2 cups Honey
    1 Lemon (juice and zest)
    Confectioners' Sugar (for dusting)
    Candied Orange; Lemon peel; or Sprinkles (for garnish)
    When all of the fritters are cooked, heat the honey, lemon juice, and zest together in a wide 6- to 8-quart saucepan until quite warm, about 150F, and substantially thinner. Add the fritters and stir carefully until well coated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool 5 minutes in pan, stirring regularly. Pour out onto a large serving tray in the form of either a pyramid or a ring. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and any other choice of garnish. The fritters should last a week or as long as your guests allow. 
 
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