Visiting Nonna at Christmas time meant pignolatas (pin-u-la-tas). I loved seeing the honey "tree" with the sprinkled candies on the top. These holiday treats are easy to make.
Here are the ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
Oil for frying
Measure your flour in a bowl and make a depression in the middle. Crack your eggs in a separate bowl and whisk until blended. Pour the eggs into the depression in the flour.
In the meantime, heat the honey and sugar.
Cut the dough into 1/2 inch pieces and fry until golden brown.
When the balls are golden brown, remove from the oil and place in a bowl. Gently toss the honey mixture with the fried balls.
This is an Italian classic. It is easy to make and super cheap as well! Just like Nonna used to make!