This weather has been perfect for baking, towards the evening. Its nice during the day and then gets really cool at night. And, boy, have I been in a baking mood. I think it all started with this amazing chicken pot pie I made. So the obvious next step was to make oliebollen and I had forgotten how amazingly good they are! The last time I made these was about 10 years ago and the last time I ate them was around 5 years ago. So it was definitely time, for me, to revisit this great recipe.
Step 1: Mix together 6 c. flour, 1 c. sugar, 2 tsp. baking soda, 4 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. salt.
Step 2: In a separate, medium sized, bowl lightly beat together 4 large eggs and then add 1 qt. buttermilk, 1 tbs. vinegar, and 8 oz of raisins or apples. (I always use apples or you can omit the fruit altogether.)
Step 3: Slowly add the liquid and fruit mixture to the dry ingredients and blend until moistened.
Step 4: Fry in a deep fryer with Crisco or vegetable oil, at 375. Drop by spoonfuls into the oil and remove when golden brown. The dough will sink, but should rise after being cooked, and you will need to gently rotate it in the oil.
Step 5: Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
These are seriously so addicting, and you won’t be able to eat just one! Happy baking!