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Oliebollen against hunger...

For centuries eating oliebollen has been something typically Dutch. Oliebollen are a fried yeast dough dish. In the past, poor people were allowed to knock on doors between Christmas and New Year to wish a good Christmas or New Year or to sing a song. Then they often got an oliebol.

Oliebollen lay a good foundation in the stomach so that you no longer feel hungry and feel the cold less. Now we mainly eat them to lay a good foundation for all the alcohol that we are going to drink during New Year's Eve.

Do you make a large bowl of these vegan oliebollen to distribute in the neighborhood or to share with family and friends? It is so easy and it will be much appreciated.

Approx 20 oliebollen


  • 500 grams of flour

  • 1 apple

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 satchel of yeast (7 grams)

  • ½ liter of water (lukewarm)

  • 200 grams of raisins

  • 2 liters of sunflower oil

  • powdered sugar

  1. Put the flour in a large bowl together with the salt.
  2. Put the water in a 1 liter measuring cup and add the raisins and the yeast. (The raisins soften like this). Let this stand for 5 minutes and mix it with the flour. Mix it until smooth.
  3. Cut the apple into small cubes and add to the batter.
  4. Cover the batter airtight with a damp tea towel and let it rise. (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours on a warm spot).
  5. I don't have a frying pan so I make the oliebollen in a frying pan with sunflower oil.
  6. Fill the frying pan with the oil and heat. The oil is hot enough if you put a small amount of the batter in the oil that immediately comes to the surface effervescent.
  7. Use 2 spoons or an ice cream scoop to throw the batter into the oil. Do not put too many oliebollen in the pan .. then you have the chance that they will stick together. The oil balls should float in the oil for about 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden brown (turn them over after 2 minutes).
  8. Carefully remove the oil balls from the oil with a spatula.
  9. Serve with powdered sugar!

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