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Old Style Oliebollen

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"These are from Holland and are a doughnut-like pastry."
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8 h 37 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 oliebollen)


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  1. Tear yeast into small pieces; stir into warm water until dissolved. Add beer; let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir hot water and raisins together in a bowl; let stand until plumped, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess water.
  3. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture and beaten eggs. Mix in raisins and apple. Cover with plastic wrap; leave dough in a warm place to rise, 8 hours to overnight.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Shape scoops of dough into golf-ball-size balls using 2 metal teaspoons; drop carefully into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 19.7 70 6.6 31 211 Full nutrition

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these are actually quite delicious. Being Dutch from the Netherlands here is how I adapted these "oil balls" as my kids call them in English. My parents used beer but I tried this recipe using...