Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Dutch Fried Doughnuts

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°-115°)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup golden seedless raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied lemon or orange peel
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • granulated or confectioners' sugar or cinnamon-sugar
  • Details

  • Yield: 2 dozen doughnuts
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Netherlands

Feasts

Also Called: Oly-Bollen; Olliebollen; Ole bollen

Homemade doughnuts are a traditional treat for Carnival or pre-Lent time.

DIRECTIONS

Scald milk; stir in brown sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm. Measure warm water into large warm bowl; stir in yeast; dissolve. Stir in milk mixture, egg, flour, and nutmeg. Beat vigorously 300 strokes or until batter is elastic and falls in sheet from spoon. Add raisins and candied fruit; mix well. Cover; let rise in warm place free from draft until doubled in bulk — about 1 hour. When doubled, do not stir down. Meanwhile, heat oil to 350°. Using 2 spoons, shape dough in 1-inch balls; drop immediately into hot oil. Dip spoons into hot oil each time before taking up dough, draining slightly, to prevent dough sticking to spoon. Fry doughnuts about 3 minutes, turning once, until golden. Drain on paper towels; roll while warm in granulated or confectioners' sugar or cinnamon-sugar.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12