• Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 4 mins
  • Yield: 30balls (or so)
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is posted by request.”


  • 500gflour
  • 25gyeast
  • 1/3 litermilk
  • 250g currants or 250graisins
  • 2apples, diced(optional)
  • salt
  • oil
  • Directions

  • Put flour in a bowl with the salt and make a well.
  • Add the yeast, which has been dissolved in a little warm milk.
  • Add remaining milk, currants and the apples if using.
  • Beat to smooth and airy, cover and let stand in a warm spot for 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Reviews

  • “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”

  • “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.”