Traditional recipes


8 eggs
8 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
8 tablespoons of sugar 
16 tablespoons of flour
1 small glass of Mistrà and/or rum 
The grated skin of a lemon
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Aroma of vanilla (optional)
Honey and Alchermes to garnish
Oil to fry  
Typical Carnival’s sweet spread in various parts of Umbria

Mix flour, baking powder, seed oil, the lemon’s peel, sugar, aromas and liquors. Knead all thoroughly for some minutes, so to create a smooth and dimple dough. 
Add, if needed, a bit of flour and milk. Let the dough rest for about one hour. Heat the seed oil into a large pan. 
Take a spoonful of the dough and dip it into the hot oil. When the strufoli get puffy and gilded, remove them from the oil and put them on some blotting paper. Spray strufoli with Alchermes and pour over them the honey previously melted in a Bain-Marie.