Yummie these are really great. Oliebollen I think you can compare them a little bit with doughnuts, only these are balls with raisins,currants and powdered sugar in/on it.
But they are both really greasy and nice of taste. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliebol )
So this recipe is really not the most healthiest, but we eat them on the new years eve, maybe after x-mas an the big diners we don’t care anymore about the greasy balls?
We eat them while we are having a good time with wine and maybe board games, television. Or just when we are partying like freaks. Just eating greasy before the new year is beginning with our good intends.
Do I have good intends for 2013? Not really, maybe to enjoy life more, also when it’s winter, to getting married, to love more and to live more my life like the way I want…Yes that will be the intends for me.
Anyway for you also a good 2013, and love peace and happiness 🙂
The recipe for Dutch oliebollen (like 50 balls)
2 apples cut in little pieces just like the size of the raisins
1 kilogram of sifted wheat flower
200 gram of raisins, if you like raisins you can take more, soaked for 20 minutes in water
(if you like put also some currants in, I didn’t have them)
50 gram of coconut oil, heat up a little so it’s soft and ready for use
30 gram of dried yeast
1/2 litre of lukewarm water (you can use the water of the raisins)
1/2 litre of lukewarm oatmilk
juice of 1 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup of date syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
some dashes himalayan salt
some oil for frying
a bowl or 2
an pan to fry in
a food processor with dough hook, or where you can mix the dough with
a paper kitchen towel in a colander for the dripping oil
how to make
Just mix the dry ingredients first (the sifted flour, yeast, raisins, cinnamon powder, salt and apples), then in another bowl, mix the wet ingredients together (date syrup, water, milk, lemon juice and oil)
Now slowly mix all the ingredients together, the dough is growing very much so pour the dough into a big bucket (5 litre), put on top a moisten towel and set aside on a warm place (maybe on a windowsill above the heating)
Wait for 3 hours, and when you lift up the towel you see it grew a lot!
Now it’s time for baking them, I used a cooking pan for frying, beware you put enough oil in the pan ( I used 1/2 litre and filled again when the oil was disappearing)
Heat up the oil, and I always do the trick, to check if the oil is hot enough, with a drip of water (let it fall into the oil, but be careful water and oil is dangerous). When the water is sizzling then it’s hot enough for the balls to fry
Take the 2 tablespoons and get some dough with it, just the size of the tablespoon and pour into the oil, wait till they are getting golden brown and the turn around.
The first oliebollen are ready! So just finish the dough on the same way
Get a plate and make a pyramid of them (more plates then 1 🙂 ) and scatter some powdered sugar on top….Now you are ready for 2013