Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time for "oilballs"

After spending a day sick in bed, I felt fit enough to go into town today. The weather was rainy and cold but still it felt good to be outside. In town I really liked this stand selling "oilballs" that are a tradition here in Holland this time of year. "Oilballs" is the literal translation of oliebollen. In English they are also referred to as Dutch donuts. They are made of dough to which sultanas and apple pieces are added. Two spoons are used to scoop a certain amount of the dough which is dropped in a deep fryer filled with hot oil. After frying for a little while they come out like this. Usually they are served with powdered sugar.
Though they looked good, my stomach wasn't up to such food. Besides that in our house the tradition is that I bake them myself on old year's day! So that's what I shall be doing tomorrow and as the family always says: "homemade, they're the best!"

5 comments:

June said...

They look yummy :-)

Wade said...

Looks delicious! If they can mix in apple bits they should be able to add blueberries, blackberries, etc! I might have to try to make this one day! Hope you feel better soon! (((hugs)))

Expat Traveler said...

they do look very good. mine wouldn't be up for it either! Great pics and hoping you are on the mend.. IT does feel great to be outside like that!

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This is a very yummy food and looks tremendously delicious and very colorful.

NewVogue said...

They "are" Yummy...they sell great ones at Salamanca Market in Hobart.
Mmmmmmmm