Strufoli is way better as a holiday centerpiece.
Makes about 150 strufoli (Don't bother counting)
Place in a large bowl
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablepoon margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 2 1/2 cups flour
Add just enough to make a smooth dough.
Let dough sit, covered, for 1/2 hour.
Roll out portions of the dough.
Cut dough into strips.
Roll them a little so they'll be rounded instead
of squared. Cut in 1/4 inch pieces.
Heat about 2 1/2 inches oil to 365º.
Fry the dough, one layer deep, 3 to 5 minutes,
Cool on paper towels to absorb excess fat.
Place fried strufoli in a bowl.
In a saucepan heat over low heat about 5 minutes
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon sugar
Drizzle honey over strufoli and toss.
Chill slightly in refrigerator.
Arrange strufoli on large platter.
tiny multicolored candies (confetti)
Some people also add
2 tablespoons pine nuts
Serve by breaking off pieces.
If you have a frying basket the frying is easier.
If not, don't worry.
Strufoli keeps for 2 weeks if stored in a closed container.