DUTCH OLIEBOLLEN - FAT BALLS - YEAST VARIETY

 

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Backstory

Many enjoy these on New Year's Eve. However, they are enjoyed any time during the year if someone brings them to a meeting or gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Sugar, for sprinkling on warm oliebollen

Directions

  • In saucepan, heat milk and water until lukewarm (110 degrees). In large mixing bowl, combine, yeast, salt, sugar, flour, and raisins; add warm milk and water. Mix well, until mixture forms a thick, sticky batter. Batter should be thicker than pancake batter, thinner than bread dough.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees. Drop dough by large spoonfuls into the hot oil. Depending on size, fry 5 to 8 minutes, or until golden, turning as needed. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar or dip in sugar while warm, if desired.

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