Total Time
1hr 4mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put flour in a bowl with the salt and make a well.
  2. Add the yeast, which has been dissolved in a little warm milk.
  3. Add remaining milk, currants and the apples if using.
  4. Beat to smooth and airy, cover and let stand in a warm spot for 1 hour.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan until very hot and fry the oliebollen quickly-you want them golden and cooked through. Turn half-way through the cooking process.
  6. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

My Dutch hubby was chuffed to bits with this, as he hasn't had oliebolle since being in the UK. Have just finished cooking a batch (split in two - one traditional and one with added mixed spice) and have consumed a fair few myself. The rest will be left for New Year's Eve as is traditional. Many thanks

Rachel C December 30, 2009

This is the first yeast based oliebollen recipe I have ever personally made but I can say it is a good one. The only problem I came across was that the amount of milk was not enough so I had to add about another 100 ml or so to get a decent consistency. I've taken a few pics so you can see what my dough looked like. I didn't use the apple but I think it would be better for it. I use sunflower oil for oliebollen.

Missy Wombat December 30, 2005

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