Oliebollen Doughnuts

Oliebollen Doughnuts


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The original doughnut! This is a Dutch recipe that is served on New Year's Eve. This recipe was handed down to me by my mother.


Serves: 12 

  • 2 (7g) sachets active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) lukewarm water (approx 45 degrees C)
  • 4 1/2 cups (625g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (55g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apple (about 2 medium Granny Smith apples)
  • 1 cup sultanas (optional)
  • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying
  • white sugar for decoration

Preparation:1hour15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Warm oven on lowest possible temperature setting.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a small mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add the eggs, yeast mixture and milk; beat with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Turn off the oven. Cover the prepared dough with a greased piece of plastic wrap, and place the bowl of dough on the lowest rack of the warmed oven. Allow to rest and rise for 1 hour.
  4. Heat the oil for frying to 180 degrees C in a heavy bottomed, deep frypan.
  5. Mix the apples and sultanas into the dough. Then, carefully slide the dough by heaping teaspoons into the preheated oil. Do not crowd the pan. Fry the fritters until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. They should turn over on their own when they are ready to brown on the other side, but keep an eye on them and flip them as necessary. Remove them to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining dough. Dust with sugar while warm.

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Reviews (2)


These are delicious. Will use apples next time and use full ingredients as these disappeared as fast as I could make them. Will definitely make again. - 27 Aug 2009


This was yummy - used all the ingredients and the batch disappeared as quickly as i made it. Not heavy or greasy - used Canola oil. - 31 Dec 2012

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