Author: Alex Recker

Oliebollen, fried eggy donuts, are traditionally served in the Netherlands around New Year's Eve. Gelukkig nieuwjaar!


  • milk (500 ml)
  • yeast (1.5 tsp)
  • sugar (2 tbsp)
  • all purpose flour (500 g)
  • salt (0.5 tsp)
  • egg (1)
  • oil (excess)


  1. Microwave milk until lukewarm. Stir in yeast and sugar, and set aside.
  2. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Carefully pour in the milk and gently mix with a rubber spatula.
  3. Crack an egg into the bowl and gently mix again. Cover the bowl with foil or plastic and set aside for an hour.
  4. Heat oil in a small saucepan to 320-350F.
  5. Dip two metal spoons in the oil to prevent batter from sticking. Using a scooping motion, form a small pillow of dough and gently drop it into the oil.
  6. Fry until golden brown, turn occasionally. Serve with finishing sugar.