Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

I live in Holland, Michigan and these are just a few of the "traditional" recipes I've collected from people I know who probably brought them from "the old country." Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water.
  2. let stand in warm place for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine eggs, milk, syrup, raisins and yeast mixture in large kettle. Sift flour and salt into mixture and mix well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Test a spoonful of dough to see if it will fall in lump form from the spoon.
  5. If not, add a little more water or milk.
  6. Let rise in warm place for 2 hours.
  7. Drop by tablespoonful into deep, hot fat. Fry until brown.


Most Helpful

No stars way to runny for olie bollen! I think 3/4 cups water is to much. I make olie bollen all the time, dough needs to clump together so when you deep fry you get a round ball...bollen.

DutchMZ March 26, 2009

These are FANTASTIC! My husband immigrated over from Holland about 9 years ago, and we have used this recipe every year for the last 7-8. I misplaced my printout and was SOO glad to find this still here!

pvanschijndel December 25, 2008

These Fritters Rock. I could eat a Dozen easy ! I like to roll them in powdered sugar soon after frying.

Goodieman October 16, 2008

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