What's For Lunch: The Dutch Eatery: Dutch ‘Oliebollen’

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Dutch 'Oliebollen'


500 gram Flour

25 gram yeast

500 ml Milk, warm

180 gr Raisins

  1. Break up the compressed yeast, and stir into the warm milk. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture into the flour and mix into a smooth batter. Stir in the raisins. Cover the bowl, and leave the batter in a warm place to rise until double in size. This will take about 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer, or heavy deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Use ice cream spoon to shape scoops of dough into balls, and drop them carefully into the hot oil.
  3. Fry the balls until golden brown, about 6-8 minutes. The Oliebollen should be soft and not greasy. If the oil is not hot enough, the outside will be tough and the insides greasy. Drain finished doughnuts on paper towels and dust with confectioner's sugar. Serve them piled on a dish with more confectioner's sugar dusted over them. Eat them hot if possible.

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