Oliebollen (dutch New Years Snack)




Hello, this is my first instructable.
I am gonna tell you how to make Oliebollen, a typical dutch snack wich we eat at new year.
First I will tell you the history of this snack, and after that I'll tell you how to make them.

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Step 1: How Did It All Begin?

We don't know who has created oliebollen, but we do know that there are three possibilities.
Possibility 1: The people from holland did sacrafice oliebollen to the gods, for a good battle.
Possibility 2: In the first half of december, people did only eat at night. after the first half of the month people did party and made oliebollen.
Possibility 3: At the dark ages, the people from holland gave oliebollen to the poor and hungry.

Step 2: Ingredients

Ingredient 1: 1 wheat flour.
Ingredient 2: 1 liter water
Ingredient 3: 10 g of cinnamon
Ingredient 4: 20 g of salt
Ingredient 5: 50 g of sugar
Ingredient 6:80 g of yeast
Ingredient 7: a few drops of lemon juice
Ingredient 8: 200 g of raisins
Ingredient 9: 100 g of fresh apples

Step 3: Preperiation

Dissolve the yeast in the water and mix briefly.
Add the flour and mix the batter with a short mixer on the lowest position.
Working through the filling and let the mixture cool 45 minutes (and no less!) on a warm place to rise.
Prevent dehydration by a wet towel to put over the bucket.
Remember that the batter will rise , so use a large bucket.
Get the batter out with a spoon in oil of 180 degrees Celsius.
If you use a frying pan, set it at 190 degrees! Bake about 6 minutes of use peanut oil.
Change oil regularly!

Step 4: Enjoy!

And now enjoy you oliebollen!

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    10 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Wow! Thank you for posting this recipe/instructable. My Opa used to make these for our family for New Year's. It was a wonderful tradition that unfortunately, we haven't done since he passed away a few years ago. Perhaps, thanks to your instructable, I can pick up and continue his tradition. Dankjewel!

    Hoewa Laan

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Gatver...ik bedoel wat lekker. Het is al pas juni....toch maar een half receptje maken komend weekend.
    Trouwens, dit recept is gevaarlijk goed. En ik hanteer dezelfde verhouding 1 kilo bloem op 1 liter water en 80 gr verse gist. Gelijk Toos d'r vraag beantwoord.
    Oppassen met droge gist...gaat hard als je de helft neemt.

    Nog een truuk is om halverwege het rijzen de massa een keer om te scheppen. Lijkt zonde van de rijs, maar het komt het eindresultaat ten goede.
    Als je het niet wilt doen, zakt de handel toch wel in als je gaat schep-bakken.


    Groeten overal, Hugo


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You have "1 wheat flour". How many grams of wheat flour is it exactly?
    Nice looking olibollen BTW.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    OLIEBOLLEEEEEEEEEE!!! lekker hoor ;) ga ze binnenkort lekker weer maken!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    haha die geschiedenis.
    Ik heb trouwens nog een weetje over de geschiedenis van oliebollen: ooit hadden ioliebollen en amerikaanse donuts hetzelfde recept. En toen gingen er Nederlanders naar amerika emigreren, daar zaten ook een hoop armelui tussen die om geld te verdienen oliebollen op straat verkochten. Die prikten ze dan op een stok en gingen ermee op straat staat. Later bakten ze er direct een gat in, zodat ze makkelijker om de stok heen gingen. En door de eeuwen een veranderde het recept aan beide kanten van de oceaan ook, zodat ze nu compleet evrschillend smaken.

    Maar oliebollen zijn natuurlijk het lekkerst

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    These look absolutely delicious!

    The History step comes up completely black for me though.  I was able to view the others steps.
    2 replies

    I think it was a problem with the title or something like that, I have changed the title of that step and it is working perfectly now.