This is a traditional Italian dish, which is served at Easter and Christmas. Small balls of honey-enriched dough is deep fried and then scattered with pine nuts and sugar sprinkles. They are best served warm.
Made these for easter, the whole family enjoyed them. - 24 May 2014
Excellent recipe. Just like my Grandma made. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the honey and toasted the pignoli (pine nuts) before sprinkling on top. I've also made them in individual servings, mounding a heaping spoonful into foiled muffin cups. Makes about 32 smaller servings. Great for giving a few small portions to the lovely elderly Italian couple next door! - 20 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I tried to copy my Grandmother's recipe. This was close, but not quite right. I was told that I should have cooked the honey longer to give it a darker color. It was not sticky enough, so the presentation was a flop.... literally. Very messy, too much work, not worth it. For those who attempt this, here's the best tip: When you roll the dough into "ropes", simply cut the ropes into the sizes you want them to be. Once you fry them, they will plump up into ball shapes. I wasted so much time shaping the dough into balls before frying them... a step that was completely unnecessary unless you have so much time on your hands that you don't know what else to do with your day. - 16 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)