Oliebollen (plural for Oliebol) means “oil ball”. It is a seasonal treat that is traditionally made and served on New Year’s Eve in The Netherlands.
Oliebollen is usually made with currants and raisins, and sometimes chopped apples. Recipes differ over the use of either baking powder or yeast in the preparation process. I prefer the baking powder version as I am not good at making yeast products.
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