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Dutch Fried Puffs (Olie Bollen)


In the Netherlands, chopped apples or other fruit are sometimes stirred into the batter.


  • Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup oil, the eggs, baking powder, salt, mace and 1 cup of the flour in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining flour and the currants. Drop batter by teaspoonsful into hot oil. Turn puffs as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side; drain.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
  5. Roll puffs in sugar mixture.

Makes about 30 puffs.


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