This is a basic recipe for what the Dutch call 'oliebollen'. We make these type of doughnuts for many celebrations throughout the year. This version has raisins and currants added. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve. They're delicious warm or cold!



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Soak raisins and currants in a bowl of warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons milk with yeast in a large bowl until dissolved. Add remaining milk, flour, egg, and salt; beat with an electric mixer until dough is smooth. Stir in raisins and currants. Cover dough with a clean dish towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop portions of dough into the hot oil using 2 lightly greased tablespoons or an ice cream scoop. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining dough.

Cook's Note:

You can test the oil temperature in step 3 by adding a small piece of dough. If it sizzles and rises to the top, the oil is hot enough to start frying.

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

183.4 calories; 4.9 g protein; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 20.6 mg cholesterol; 251.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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It didn't really taste like Oliebollen. Not sure yet what was missing... Read More