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Oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts)



20 portion(s)


  • 100 g currants
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1 Granny Smith apple (optional), peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 150 g Milk
  • 300 g beer
  • 550 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • icing sugar

Recipe's preparation

  1. Soak the dried fruit in boiling water for 3 minutes.  Drain and add to a large bowl. Set aside with diced apple (if using).

  3. Add the milk, beer, flour and salt to the Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 secs / speed 5.   Scrape down walls with spatula and repeat mixing for another 10 secs / speed 5 until batter is smooth.

  4. Pour batter onto fruit and mix well by hand.

  6. Heat oil in deep fryer to 180°C.  

    Remove basket (oliebol batter tends to wrap around basket which is not good).  If the heating element is visible wrap alfoil around it (to make a flat "plate" at the bottom). This will prevent the batter from wrapping around the element too.

  7. Add spoon fulls of mixture to the hot oil and cook for about 5-8 minutes (depending on size) until golden and cooked through.


    Drain on paper towel and allow to cool slightly before sprinkling with icing sugar. Stack the oliebollen into a mountain sprinking icing sugar over each layer. Give one more sprinkling over the whole pile before serving.




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I just saw another blog on how to make oliebollen and it was suggested to use one of those round ice-cream scoops that has the swinging arm (to release the icecream)... must try that next year!!  The oliebollen on the other blog were a perfect ball shape! 

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  • Love this recipe. We make it regularly

    Submitted by Lisa keegs on 28. September 2019 - 17:25.

    Love this recipe. We make it regularly

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  • Julie73: The beer is the "yeast" and I never worry...

    Submitted by Carola Cocacola on 4. March 2019 - 11:31.

    Julie73: The beer is the "yeast" and I never worry about what temp the beer or milk is although you should probably have it at room temp. Hope you give these a go on NYE. Apologies for delay in responding to your question. (yep, 3 years because I was never notified of your comment/question x)

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  • Very eager to make these this

    Submitted by Julie73 on 26. May 2016 - 20:56.

    Very eager to make these this weekend. I'm not a great cook tmrc_emoticons.;) but am surprised this recipe doesn't require an egg or yeast.

    Also, what temperature is the milk and beer? Cold or warm?

    Thanks for your help

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