Struffoli al forno Mini zuccotti of panettone with coffee custard

The baked struffoli they are the non-fried version of the typical Christmas cake from CampaniaThe ingredients are the same, but the dough balls they are baked in the oven before being covered with honey and embellished with i little colored devils and the candied fruit you prefer. A prescription easy for a super festive result!

Ingrediants

    FOR THE DOUGH

  • 250 g of flour 00
  • 4 g of baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 20 g of granulated sugar
  • 30 g of melted butter
  • the zest of half a lemon
  • the zest of half an orange
  • 1/2 tablespoon of anise or rum liqueur
  • a pinch of salt
  • TO DECORATE

  • 150 g of acacia honey
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • colored sprinkles
  • candied cherries and orange peel (to taste)

How to prepare: Baked Struffoli

If at Christmas you want to celebrate with one of the most famous desserts of the Campania culinary tradition, but you do not like to fry, here is the recipe for Struffoli in the oven. An even more process easy which allows you to obtain, in less than an hour, the most gluttonous dome of the holidays from which to draw strictly with your hands.

Struffoli from Campania are a dessert of ancient tradition, very beautiful to look at and delicious. Decoration is very important. It includes a casting of honey clear and a rich distribution of sprinkles colored, called diavolini, peels of cedar and of candied pumpkin even if, especially outside the region, lately there is a tendency to omit fruit.

Sweets very similar to Neapolitan struffoli and to those Cilento they are preparing for Christmas in other regions of central and southern Italy. An example? The Cicerchiata umbra or the Calabrian fussy. The Sicilian Pignoccata, on the other hand, is prepared for Carnival.

Tipical desserts from the bell Christmas tradition, which require cooking in the oven, are also Mustaccioli and Rococò, delicious biscuits that can be enjoyed with a glass of sweet wine.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Zelten, Gubana, Panpepato, Genoese Pandolce

Easy execution Preparation time 25 min Cooking time 10 min – 12 min Resting place Refrigerator Standing time 15 min Servings 8 – 10

How to prepare: Baked Struffoli

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 1

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 1

Prepare the dough to make the struffoli in the oven by starting to sift the flour with the baking powder. Add all the other ingredients and knead until you get a compact and homogeneous dough.

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 2

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 2

Divide the dough into 5-6 portions and form a thin cylinder with each one, with a diameter of about 1 cm. Cut the cylinders into pieces about 1 cm thick and arrange them, slightly spaced, on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Then let them rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 2

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 2

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° for 10-12 minutes or in any case until golden brown. Meanwhile, heat the honey with the sugar in a large saucepan.

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 3

Preparation of Struffoli in the oven - Phase 3

When the sugar is completely dissolved, but not caramelized, pour the cooked struffoli, mompariglia and candied fruit into the saucepan, if you like. Mix with a wooden spoon until the biscuits are completely covered with honey and the rest. Turn the baked struffoli upside down on a serving dish forming the classic pyramidal dome. Let cool completely, at room temperature, and serve.

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