Italian pastry made at Christmas.


  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Whiskey
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Shortening

Then deep fried, and covered with powdered sugar are called "CRUSTELLIS" OR "CRUSTOLI".

Instead of powdered sugar they were also given a honey bath. What is the name of the ones dipped in honey, is it "SCALEDEE"?


2 Answers 2


I think you mean Strufoli. It is indeed Italian and typical for Christmas.


I think you mean chiacchiere; the linked Wikipedia article mentions plenty of other names for them in different Italian regions.

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    Started to translate, but then I realized this was just copied from Wikipedia. I've replaced the bulk copied content with about what I think you were trying to say. No idea if it has anything to do with the honey-dipped ones the OP mentioned, though.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 21:22

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