Oliebollen - the No-Yeast Version.

150 mins (prep 30, cooking 120)
12 ingredients
1 servings
Warning! The amounts in this recipe are only a guide. This is a recipe I prepare by sight and I know what the batter is supposed to look like. I have taken the amounts from the hieroglyphics scrawled in the margins by my late Dutch mother. This can turn into an all morning production. Mum and Dad used to make these by the hundred and it was a good day for the neighbours to call around for a visit! I make a much smaller amount, just enough to say I have made them for the year. It was the only thing my father ever used to cook and he was in charge of the pot and the actual cooking process. Of course Mum's great recipe made him look good! So each year, I commemorate the old year before welcoming the new, rejoice in a good Dutch tradition, and remember my now late parents and the memory of making and eating these. I typed this in before New Year and then when I went to make it on New Years Eve I realised that you don't need the butter. And Lord knows there is enough grease from the deep frying process. You do need some sugar but you may be able to get away with about half depending on the apples and amount of sultanas you use. I would start low unless you have a really sweet tooth, make a couple and keep taste testing and adding if necessary. Those first few are always test olliebollen anyway to make sure the oil is at the right temperature. When I say thick batter, I MEAN thick batter. Otherwise the shape becomes rather interesting and they look like amoebae. Do not use crap beer. Those of you in the US, PLEASE use a European beer or a Canadian or downunder one. If you use everyday US beer it will taste horrible. Guiness has worked well for me in the past. This recipe could easily be made vegan if the egg was replaced with commercial egg replacer and soy milk was used instead of cow's milk. Just note that Guiness is unfortunately not vegan because it has been refined with isinglass. I hear that Samuel Smith Stout is a worthwhile drop that is vegan.

Categories:  technique , <-4-hours , time-to-make , holiday , european , weeknight , heirloom~historical , breads , dutch , healthy , number-of-servings , vegetarian , deep-fried ,
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Serving Size (1341.25 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3820.4 Calories from Fat 899.37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 99.93g 153.73%
Saturated Fat 54.61g 273.07%
Trans Fat 3.28g %
Cholesterol 215.0mg 71.67%
Sodium 675.88mg 28.16%
Total Carbohydrate 657.84g 219.28%
Dietary Fiber 80.62 g 322.47%
Sugars 108.88 g %
Protein 101.75g 203.5%
Vitamin A 2594.06IU% Vitamin C 0.61mg%
Calcium 299.33mg% Iron 27.74mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4