Traditional dutch oliebollen literally oil balls have often been called the precursor of the doughnut the popular american treat it seems very probable that early dutch settlers took their tradition over to the new world where it evolved into the anytime anywhere snack the doughnut is today.

Oliebollen dutch doughnuts in the netherlands oliebollen referred to in cookbooks as dutch doughnuts are a type of fritter with or without raisins or currants and usually sprinkled with powdered sugar variations of the recipe contain slices of apple or other fruits they are traditionally eaten as part of new year celebrations.

Oliebollen dutch doughnuts in the netherlands oliebollen referred to in cookbooks as dutch doughnuts are a type of fritter with or without raisins or currants and usually sprinkled with powdered sugar variations of the recipe contain slices of apple or other fruits they are traditionally eaten as part of new year celebrations.

Oliebollen oliebollen which literally translates to oil balls are dutch drop doughnuts eaten during new year rsquo s celebrations in holland bakers load oliebollen rsquo s batter with currants raisins and apple pieces use a spoon to form the batter into balls and then drop the balls in hot oil.

Oliebol is a traditional dutch and belgian snack that can be literally translated as oily ball the dough which is deep fried in hot oil is made with flour eggs yeast milk and baking powder the exterior is crunchy while the interior is chewy and soft just like a hellip.