So, what are oliebollen? Let's quite Wikipedia for that:
"An oliebol (plural oliebollen) is a traditional Dutch food.
Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve and at funfairs. In wintertime, they are also sold in the street at mobile stalls.
In the Flanders part of Belgium and Brussels they are called smoutebollen (literally lard balls although the real "smout" is of rapeseed oil).
In English they are more commonly known as Dutch Doughnuts or Dutchies .
Oliebollen are a variety of dumpling made by using an ice-scooper or two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil. In this way, a sphere-shaped oliebol emerges.
The dough is made from flour, eggs, yeast, some salt, milk, baking powder and usually sultanas, currants, raisins and sometimes zest or succade. A notable variety is the appelbeignet which contains only a slice of apple, but the dough needs time to rise for at least an hour. Oliebollen are usually served with powdered sugar."
Feel like making this Dutch food yourself? Then give this recipe a go: http://dutchfood.about.com/od/breadspastriescookies/r/Oliebollen.htm
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