On New Year's eve we use to make oliebollen. It is a good old dutch tradition to eat these yeasty deep-fried goodies on that night and whenever there is a funfair in town. Not at any other time of the year, mind you as it is really a once a year treat. This year with the jet-leg kicking in, I did the proper shopping for the ingredients, bought sucade, raisins, currents, nice sour apples and yeast, but yes I did forget that one all important ingredient to make oliebollen….the oil to fry them in.
So no oliebollen for us on New Year's eve….
M was very upset by this, she had been looking forward to oliebollen for quite some time. So I thought that yesterday was the evening to have them nevertheless. It was Twelfth Night, which is still an official holiday day here, so it felt sufficiently festive and school and work starts this week as well, so it is good to have a real ending to the winter's holiday season. So frying we did and here are some pictures of the process, not of making the dough, didn't have time then (it is a yeast dough made from flour, milk and lots of fruit and there is rising involved). But otherwise:
Ready to eat…..