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GLUTEN & LACTOSE FREE APPLE FRITTERS & DUTCH DOUGHNUTS A.K.A. OLIEBOLLEN

Around New Years Eve you can find them everywhere: stalls that sell a huge amount of deep fried Dutch doughnuts and apple fritters! They are called oliebollen, can be found in many shapes and forms and the Dutch love them!

Somewhat similar to the American doughnut, oliebollen are made of flour and yeast and than are deep fried to get a crispy skin. Some prefer them with raisins in them, but I’m a purist when it comes to oliebollen and eat them without adding extra’s.

One thing (almost) every Dutchman agrees to are the toppings: lots and lots of powdered sugar! Have you been struggling with extra lovehandles since christmas? This is not the time to worry about them as oliebollen are as delicious as they are fat and sugary. ;)

Oliebollen

a.k.a. Dutch Doughnuts


Needed:

– 500 gr gluten free flour (Schär)
– 750 gr lactose free milk
– Teaspoon of sugar
– About 14-16 gr of yeast
– Pinch of salt

1

“Start by gathering your ingredients”

Start by gathering your ingredients. You can leave out the sugar if you want and add other ingredients like soaked raisins.

Edit: The cinnamon in the picture is not needed.

2

“Add yeast to the flour”

Weigh out 500 grams of gluten free flour and add two bags of yeast to it.

Edit: I used Schär, but any other brand is fine.

3

“Warm up the milk in the microwave”

Warm up the milk in the microwave or oven and add it bit by bit to the flour mixture while mixing all the time to avoid having lumps.

Edit: Use a mixer with dough hooks. There will be lumps in it, so don’t worry, but try to get most out!

4

“It should rise to about twice the size it was”

Turn on the oven on 40 degrees (or as low as it goes) and put the bowl with dough inside it for about 25 to 30 minutes. It should rise to about twice the size it was. Also, turn on the frying pan at 180 degrees Celsius. Than, mix the dough up a bit using a spoon.

Edit: Instead of putting the dough on the oven, you can also cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it on the heating for about an hour, but I found that the oven works just as well and faster.

5

“Using two large spoons, make balls out of the dough”

Using two large spoons, make balls out of the dough and slide them into the hot frying pan. There should fit about 4 to 5 doughnuts in a regular sized one.

Edit: Don’t wear your fancy clothes or use your good cutlery as there is a chance that the hot oil tends to splash a bit. Also turn on the extractor hood or your house will smell like doughnuts for forever.

6

“Use the fork (or Force) to turn them around”

Using an old fork, separate the doughnuts from each other and use the fork (or Force) to turn them around.

Edit: The doughnuts will sink to the bottom at first, but will come up to the surface soon after. If they don’t, get them loose using your fork.

7

“Use two old forks to take them out of the frying pan”

When the doughnuts are dark golden brown, use two old forks to take them out of the frying pan and onto a baking tray covered in paper towels.

Edit: That’s all! If you want to reheat them, I suggest using the microwave: it will keep them moist instead of drying them out and they will stay crisp as long as you don’t microwave them too long.

Apple beignets

a.k.a. Apple fritters

 

Needed:

– 5 to 6 large apples (goudreinet)
– 500 gr gluten free flour (Schär)
– 750 gr lactose free milk
– About 7-10 gr of yeast
– Pinch of salt
– Sugar
– Cinnamon

1

“Start by gathering your ingredients”

The ingredients are pretty much the same as for the doughnuts, but with less yeast and added sugar and cinnamon.

Edit: Don’t forget your curious cat ;) If you want to make oliebollen too, than make them first! The apple juice will turn the oil in the frying pan bad, so you’ll have to refill after making them.

2-4

“Repeat step 2 until 4”

Repeat step 2 until 4, but instead of letting the dough rise for half an hour, make it just a bit shorter.

Edit: Add extra milk if the mixture has risen too much.

5

“Chop them into slices of about 2 cm thick”

While the dough is rising in the oven, prepare your apples. Use an apple drill to cut out the inside of the apple (don’t be like me and forget that you don’t have one). Remove the skin of the apples and chop them into slices of about 2 cm thick.

Edit: You can cut out the inside of the apples pieces by pieces like I did, but you risk breaking it. Also don’t make the slices too thin, as they will break.

6

“Dip the apple slices into it until they are all fully covered”

Make a mixture out of sugar and cinnamon and fill up a plate with it. Dip the apple slices into it until they are all fully covered.

Edit: There should be more sugar than cinnamon in the mixture.

7

“Cover the whole piece of apple with dough”

Now comes the tricky part: cover the whole piece of apple with dough. it won”t stick no matter how hard you try though, but try anyway.

Edit: Add extra milk if the mixture still is to thick to stick.

8

“Slip the apple fritter into the frying pan”

Now that we have left the sticky part behind us, slip the apple fritter into the frying pan. Turn around with a  metal fork and bake until dark golden brown. Than remove it from the frying pan and leave it on a paper towel that will absorb some of the extra oil.

Edit: Careful while eating, the inside is very hot! Try this with powdered sugar too, it’s delicious!

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Izabela
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Wow, they look amazing. I love the fact that you can make them gluten free.

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Layla
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Oooh – this looks lovely!!! So yummy! :)

Wishing you a wonderful new year! :)

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wendee
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this looks tasty. Thanks for sharing
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Mercy
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These really look good. The apple fritters would certainly be a sell out in my kitchen, thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy New Year dear!

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Heather Rowland
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Woah these look absolutely delicious! I love your step by step guide (all of the photos are brilliant) and I’ll definitely be giving this a go in the near future!

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Xeph Hipolito
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Happy to stumbled upon your blog! Road to healthier 2018.

Jessica
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Dear, this looks amazingly delicious! And it’s really healthy too? Wow, that’s hitting two birds in one stone.

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