Makes approximately 35.
- 1 kg wheat flour
- 1 liter water
- 25 grams salt
- 50 grams Sugar
- 80 grams packaged yeast
- 200 grams raisins
- oil for deep frying
- icing sugar to sprinkle on top
Set aside to rise for 45 minutes.
Heat the oil to about 180 °C. Form balls using two spoons or an ice scoop and deep fry the oliebollen - usually a few at a time, for about 6 minutes each. You might have to dunk (and turn) them halfway through.
Drain on absorbant paper. You can eat them hot or cold. Always let them drain thoroughly however, as they are not called "oliebollen" (oil balls) for nothing!