Struffoli is a traditional Neapolitan sweet. Most often it is prepared on Christmas and New year, and give to relatives for the Christmas holidays. It's little balls of dough fried in oil and soaked in honey.
Despite the popularity of this dessert in Italy, for the first time the recipe was brought from Greece in the 16th century. In Italy it is widespread thanks to the nuns, who presented it as a gift to noble families in exchange for donations.
In the South of Italy there are many varieties of "Struffoli", the most popular being "Cicerchiata".
A real "Struffoli" should be small in size. It is believed that the smaller the ball, the more surface that is covered with honey, and therefore a more intense taste.