A traditional Dutch pastry prepared with dried fruit, Oliebollen is a typical wintertime treat and is often served during the holidays and on New Year’s Eve throughout the Netherlands. Smakelijk!

olliebollen-shutterstock_211994581rt-post

Ingredients (Makes about 15 pieces)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ egg, whipped
  • ¾ cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoon dried yeast
  • ⅓ cup currants
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • Oil or fat for frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon

Directions

Sieve the flour in a bowl and add the salt. Make a little hole in the flour and pour in the whipped egg and the lukewarm milk. Add yeast and stir until the batter is smooth. Beat and stir the batter with a spoon for a few more minutes until it falls in pieces from the spoon.

Rinse the currants and raisins, drain and mix into the batter. Put a towel over the bowl and let batter rise for about 1 hour.

Heat a deep fry pan to 340°F. Coat 2 tablespoons with oil, scoop generous balls of dough from the bowl and carefully slide them into the heated oil. Fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Put the Oliebollen in a large bowl to drain.

Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and enjoy as you wait for the clock to strike midnight!

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.