|Struffoli, from www.italian-food-recipes.net|
Please read on. If this recipe sounds familiar, please let me know if I was on the right track – or- if my suggestion was totally off base.The request:
“My name is Astghik and me and my mom are trying to find out a recipe for "Merchana Boon" or "ant hill"? I was wondering if you or somebody you knew may know the recipe...“
Astghik described the sweet dessert thusly,
“It's small, small pieces of dough that is like fried or baked very well then it'll be put together with like honey or a syrup and made into balls. The dough is also sometimes in long pieces of dough made the same way. It's very, very good. Hope this helps I'll see if I can find out more from my mom. Thanks a bunch :)
What I suggested:
“Your description almost sounds like an Italian dessert call struffoli, which is tiny balls of fried dough, covered in honey."
I asked Astghik to check out the struffoli website and give me her thoughts. Since I never heard back, I don’t know if this suggestion was even close.