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Olie Bollen

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It is a Dutch favorite on New Year's Day. I spent New Year's Day with my in-laws for the first time and brought this tradition with me. They were very impressed with this delicious doughnut-like treat."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 339 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Warm oven on lowest possible temperature setting.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a small mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, yeast mixture, and milk; beat with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Turn off the oven. Cover the prepared dough with a greased piece of plastic wrap, and place the bowl of dough on the lowest rack of the warmed oven. Allow to rest and rise for 1 hour.
  4. Heat the oil for frying to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a heavy bottomed, deep skillet.
  5. Mix the apples and raisins into the dough. Then, carefully slide the dough by heaping teaspoons into the preheated oil. Do not crowd the pan. Fry the fritters until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. They should turn over on their own when they are ready to brown on the other side, but keep an eye on them and flip them as necessary. Remove them to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining dough. Dust with sugar while warm.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 339 calories; 9.4 g fat; 57 g carbohydrates; 7.8 g protein; 33 mg cholesterol; 221 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I am Dutch and we make it for old years day and we make a lot like 50-100 pieces for the familiy. On new years day we eat the "left overs"as breakfast or even as lunch. Besides oliebollen we mak...

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This is a traditonal Dutch recipe, that's served every year around Newyear's Eve. I have a few pointers: I use more sugar (or sweetner). To fully enjoy the taste of the apples, you should use so...

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I am Dutch and we make it for old years day and we make a lot like 50-100 pieces for the familiy. On new years day we eat the "left overs"as breakfast or even as lunch. Besides oliebollen we mak...

I was SO surprised to hear that this was a New Years tradition with the dutch, even though we made these EVERY New Years day- I thought it was just a family thing LOL! Our recipe did not use yea...

This is a traditonal Dutch recipe, that's served every year around Newyear's Eve. I have a few pointers: I use more sugar (or sweetner). To fully enjoy the taste of the apples, you should use so...

MMMM very good. I doubled the recipe so I would have lots enough to give away some. I don't recommend this, it takes forever to cook them! My deep fryer is not very big so I could only cook 2 at...

My partner is Dutch. We've been having Olliebolen since we had our first new year together. Depending on the number of guests we are entertaining, usually i divide the dough into two batches be...

Excellent. I added about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. They disappeared quickly!

Very similar to my father's recipe, except he added 1 tsp. vanilla and lots of cinnamon and substituted currants for the raisins. Confectioners sugar for dipping them into is a must. I have ke...

very good! dipped them icing sugar

I couldn't taste the apple enough and I tasted the yeast a little too much but I still enjoyed them. We made them for a group of 5 people and got mixed reviews.