Sunday, December 18th | 10:30am-12:30pm | Nonna's Holiday Struffoli

Struffoli is a traditional holiday dessert originating in the Sicily and Naples regions of Italy. This tasty treat is made of fried dough balls enhanced with honey, orange, lemon zest and sprinkles. Struffoli is fun for the whole family and is a great project for children. This holiday dessert also lasts a long time and is a delicious treat to share with friends and family!

Please note: In order to follow along with the instructor, please ensure you have all ingredients and equipment ready and accessible at class time. At this time, there are no gluten free or vegan options available for this class.

Ingredients Needed:
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 6 large eggs - room temperature
- 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups (approximately) vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup honey
- finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- finely grated zest of 1 orange
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- multi-colored sprinkles
Optional: chopped hazelnuts, candied cherries, sliced almonds, candied fruit chopped in small pieces, or jimmies (all to taste)

Equipment needed:
- fork
- large bowl
- dampened kitchen towel
- sharp knife
- 2 cookie sheets or trays, lightly floured
- wide, deep skillet
- slotted spoon
- paper towels
- serving dish/platter

This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out an hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
MaryAnne Quatrano-Holleran was a classroom teacher for 34 years and she has put her teaching skills together with her love of cooking Italian (her heritage) food. She has taught a monthly Italian cooking class for 10 years, as well as in-home cooking classes. MaryAnne has also appeared on the FoodNetwork! Her skills and recipes have been passed down to her from her Nona, and she has also taken private cooking classes in Sorrento, Florence, and Siena.

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