Oliebollen (Dutch Donuts)

How To Make

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These Dutch Donuts known as Oliebollen are light, crispy, and perfectly sweet. Made with a simple yeast and fried, they're a popular New Year's treat!

What You'll Need

All-Purpose Flour Milk Eggs Water Granulated Sugar Yeast Vegetable Oil Powdered Sugar

First, proof the yeast. Add warm water and sugar to a small bowl. Then add the yeast and mix it in.

Let the yeast proof for 5-10 minutes until it bubbles and doubles in size.

Next, add the flour, sugar, yeast mixture, and eggs to a mixing bowl. Add the milk in small amounts and whisk until smooth.

Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the batter rise for about 2 hours in a warm spot without draft.

Once risen, mix in the salt with a spatula. Cover again and let rest for another 1-2 hours.

Add oil to a pot and heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Dip 2 spoons in oil, then grab batter and let it drip off into the hot oil to fry.

Fry the oliebollen for 1 to 1.5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat until you've used up all of the batter.

Remove the oliebollen when done and place on a baking tray to rest. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

For the best taste, eat the oliebollen while they are warm. Enjoy!

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