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Oliebollen   HT  CD  CBF  Dutch  35mins plus standing



Makes approx 18      Hot  Cold  Alcohol Dried Fruit Baked Fayre  Donuts  Doughnuts Holland  Netherlands  Europe New Year

50g/2oz Raisins
120ml/4fl.oz. Red Wine
480ml/16fl.oz. Milk
2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
1/2 teasp Salt
2 tbsp Butter
60ml/2fl.oz. Warm Water
1 small package Cake Yeast
1 Egg
1 teasp Lemon Juice
350g/12oz Plain Flour
Oil for deep frying
Icing sugar for dusting




1. Soak raisins in the wine for 15 minutes.


2. Meanwhile. Place the milk in a large saucepan and bring to boiling point. Remove from the heat, stir in sugar, salt and butter and allow to cool.


3. In a large bowl, add the yeast to the warm water and stir until the yeast dissolves.


4. Stir in the milk mixture, egg, 1/2 of the flour, lemon juice, and drained raisins and beat until smooth.


5. Stir in the remaining flour, cover and leave for 1 hour or until double in size.


6. Heat oil to 180C/350F. Beat the batter down.


7. Deep fry spoonfuls of dough until golden brown on all sides. Drain on kitchen paper then dust with icing sugar.



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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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