24 Dec 2018

Neapolitan struffoli: the recipe of Gran Caffè Gambrinus

Small sweet pralines fried in hot oil, sprinkled with honey and adorned with colored sprinkles, cherries and cedar flakes, this is the sweet Christmas par excellence of Christmas, or struffoli. The struffoli are a really very sought after sweet and much loved especially by children. It is prepared only during the Christmas season and also for this it becomes the most awaited and desired dessert of these parties.

The peculiarity of struffoli is its being very tasty, one praline pulls the other, just as happens with cherries to struffoli is impossible to resist.

Preparing them is not for everyone. In fact, there are struffoli and struffoli but only those that respect the recipe of the true Neapolitan tradition do not lose some peculiar characteristics typical of this sweet as for example the softness, really important factor. The struffoli tend to eat for several days so they must have a softness that lasts as long as possible.

The Gambrinus recipe

For those wishing to try their hand at making struffoli they have to follow the Gran Caffè Gambrinus recipe and the tutorials on the site for the preparation of our desserts, which will help you in this complex preparation.


To prepare the struffoli you need the following ingredients

  • 500 g of flour,
  • 10 grams of salt
  • 20 grams of sugar,
  • 100 grams of butter
  • aroma of vanilla
  • 1/2 grated lemon
  • 1/2 bag of pan of angels
  • 4 eggs

Form a flour with flour and assemble all the ingredients. Work the dough to make a dough. Cut tubular sticks and cut into small pieces, fry them in boiling oil. Arrange them in a dish and sprinkle with hot honey and finally beautify them with confettini and of any kind (diavolini, candied fruit, white and silvered confetti).