These are from Holland and are a doughnut-like pastry.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Tear yeast into small pieces; stir into warm water until dissolved. Add beer; let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Stir hot water and raisins together in a bowl; let stand until plumped, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess water.

  • 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.

  • 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

482.9 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 70g 23% DV; fat 19.7g 30% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 211.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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 a room temperature sparkling water. Worked great. Typically I only let the dough rise a couple of hours. This too worked great. I figured it out using the Weight Watcher points and I think if I make them a mini size they are 3 points and then I can have two! They are a personal favorite and we always put a little food coloring in the powdered sugar and start making these Dutch homemade donuts towards fall. I have been know to sneak in bits of Halloween candy! Its all yummy. I will try to post a picture when I have made a batch of mini Ollibollen. Read More