Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)
Olliebollen are traditional Dutch doughnuts made with apples, raisins, and currants. These deep-fried goodies are often served at New Year’s.

Break up compressed yeast and stir into warm milk.

Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve.

Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.

Stir in yeast mixture and egg until smooth.

Stir in currants raisins and apple.

Cover the bowl and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume about 1 hour.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Use two metal spoons to shape scoops of dough into 12 balls.

Drop them carefully into the hot oil and fry until golden brown about 8 minutes.

Remove doughnuts with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Dust doughnuts with confectioners’ sugar.

Transfer to a serving platter and dust with more confectioners’ sugar.