Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good afternoon all! 

I am wishing you all a very happy 2014!!!!!! Are you gonna party tonight?

I was on bloglovin yesterday, which I use for reading other people's blogs and someone posted a question about what our new years traditions are. This got me thinking and we dutch people have some traditions. We are aloud to fire our own fireworks which is awesome! I know in lots of countries your are not aloud to do that yourself, but we can!  It is very pretty because there is fireworks all around!  
Another Dutch tradition are Oliebollen! The only think I can compare them to are donuts, but they are denser then donuts. I thought it would be cool to share an oliebollen recipe with you! 

So now you might want to know what an oliebol looks like, so here it is!

Now that we know what they look like I will tell you what you need to make them! 

750 grams of flower 
1 tablespoon of salt
2 eggs
35 grams of butter
10 grams of dried yeast
750 ml of milk
400 grams of raisins (optional, if you don't like raisins you can leave them out) 
Icing sugar

1 big wok pan or a deep fryer
1 big spoon or Ice scoop
3 big bowls

1. Put the flower and salt in a large bowl.
2. mix the yeast, the milk and the sugar until the yeast and sugar are dissolved and add it to the flower and salt.
3. Add the eggs to the mixture and mix it until it smooth.
4. Lastly add the melted butter to the mix, mix it until it is smooth.
5. Put the mixture in to large mixing bowl and cover them with a warm dishtowel put them somewhere warm so it can rise for about an hour.
To bake the oliebollen you will need either a deepfryer or a wokpan and sunflower oil. Warm the oil until 160 Celsius.  Take a big spoon or ice scoop and let the batter glide into the the hot oil, because oliebollen are round they will probably turn by themselves but if not turn them when the edges are goldenbrown. If the whole oliebol is goldenbrown take it out and let it cool.
When cooled  you can sprinkle some icing sugar on them.

Enjoy!!!!  For the Canadians/Americans living near to a dutch store you might find an easier way to make oliebollen by buying the mix which you can find in a Dutch store here's what it looks like: 

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