Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Olie Bollen!

This recipe was sent to me by our own Diva Donna!
Olie Bollen

Servings: 48
Author Notes: Olie Bollen, small round Dutch doughnuts, are a traditional food to serve on New Year's Eve in Holland. The name of these tasty treats literally translates to "oil balls." Don't let this unappetizing name fool you, Olie Bollen are delicious. The Dutch regularly STUD their Olie Bollen dough with raisins, currants or even finely diced apples. Why not use all three?
Ingredients: 1 envelope dry yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water, divided
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all purpose flour
3 cups fruit (diced fresh apples, raisins or dried currants)
oil for frying
confectioner's sugar for dusting
Instructions: Makes 4-5 Dozen
Pour 1/2 cup warm water, about 85 to 115° F., into the bowl of a large food processor. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the water and mix at low speed. Let stand for five minutes. Slowly mix in remaining water, eggs, vanilla and salt. Slowly add flour a cup at a time. Mix on high for about a minute or two. The dough should turn into a ball and roll around the processor. If the dough does not ball up because it's to dry, add water one tablespoon at a time until it does. If your mixture is more like a batter, add flour one tablespoon at a time. Mix in fruit. Remove from food processor. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large skillet. Punch down dough. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter. Drop dough balls into hot oil, frying until golden brown, turning as needed. Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioner's sugar. Serve hot.


  1. Wow those look yummy tasty.

    And I like the fact that maybe you can't see the hunk's face, but his body is shown beautifully and his balls hang down interestingly so.

  2. Yup!! I LOVE the point of view that last shot was taken from---and they look so relaxed---they are a sweet challenge i that state...

    The Dutch doughnuts look wonderful too, and I'm gonna try them out on my family this Christmas season. Thanks!!

  3. Choices! Choises! Choises! Which to get my hands on first...hum,ah, whatever...my mind is made up...how about you??? Either or, both look good enough to nibble...;)

    Happy Thanksgiving to all and travel safely if you are traveling.

  4. Sweet, another guy chilling in the Cabin of Loooove:-) I'm liking the theme this week, Cheryl! Also, those donuts look YUMMY! Food covered in confectioner's sugar = I'm there. Sad but true!

  5. Good morning ladies!
    Doughnuts or oily balls, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to partake of one as opposed to the other is the dilemma. Therefore, I say, have some of each!

  6. Woohoo!!! Let me tell you I like nothing better than tasty WARM Balls. And this dutch version is yummy too.
    And they both can get messy. So be sure to have a towel ready to clean up after all the excitement is over. LOL!!!

  7. Yummy! Fried dough rolled in confectioners sugar, you just can't go wrong with that combination!

    Happy Thanksgiving Cheryl! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. delectable...all of it is just so delectable *drool*