Thursday, January 01, 2015

vet bollen for the new year!

Vet Bollen--Traditional Dutch New Years Eve/Day treat!
(actually, Olie Bollen as I don't have a couple of quarts of lard in the house)

Sift together:
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1/4th rounded teaspoon of nutmeg

Whisk together:
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs

In small bowl, mix:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Stir in a bit of the buttermilk mixture into the soda mixture. Then stir into remaining buttermilk mixture. Fold into the flour mixture--you may need to add a bit more buttermilk if too dry. It will be a thick batter.
If desired, stir in raisins or chopped apple.

Drop by teaspoonsfull into hot oil or lard. Turn over when brown to fry other side. Remove to draining rack to cool.
Can shake in sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or leave plain.

Note--this is made with a home made baking powder concoction--the cream tartar and the baking soda and the acid of the buttermilk. This is more unstable that purchased baking powder so you need to use up the batter right away. I like it better than the purchased powder that can give a metallic taste to fried foods.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Hi Lynn,
i wish you a
happy, healthy and contented 2015!
I really have to laugh about your vet bollen.In the Netherlands we give the birds the vetbollen and we eat the oliebollen!!!!!! (and appelflappen:apple-turnover))I always read your blog and admire your quilts,laugh about your story about your Jan Steen House(i also have a Jan Steen House!!!)
A tidy home is a boring home too don't forget!
You know a lot about the Netherlands and Dijkstra is a very Dutch name!Greetings from Jenny in the Netherlands