Bake your own donuts? These are the ultimate tips

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Baking oliebollen yourself not only saves you a ride to the oliebollen stall at 06.30 in the morning, but it is also a lot of fun. Hello  New Years Eve Ritual! Baking oliebollen is not difficult, but it is good to be a little prepared.

Therefore: Culy’s ultimate tips for baking oliebollen yourself.

The ultimate tips for baking oliebollen

Help, my oliebollen are not light

An important step in baking donuts is letting your batter rise . During that process, the yeast ensures that sugars are converted into carbon dioxide, which creates bubbles of CO2 in the dough. These bubbles ensure an airy batter and thus airy oliebollen.

Once you’ve made the batter, put it in a bowl and cover with a damp tea towel (so the batter doesn’t dry out) . Let the batter rise for at least half an hour in a warm place (for example on the heating), but no less than an hour. Then it has approximately doubled in volume.

Do raisins or currants belong in my oliebollen?

That doesn’t matter at all! Often a combination of both is used. Make sure you let the raisins and/or currants soak for a while before adding them to the batter . This can be done in lukewarm water, but also in, for example , cognac , as we like to do. Make sure you pat them dry afterwards: fruits that are too wet will cause a less good structure of your oliebollen.

Do you also want to add small pieces of apple ? Do not fish your apples directly from the refrigerator, but use apple (cubes) that are slightly more at room temperature. This also ensures a good oliebollen structure.

The perfect round oliebollen

Do you always wonder how the oliebollen in the street stalls can be so perfectly round – while you only produce seven-headed monsters yourself? Chances are you use two tablespoons to get the oliebollen batter into your deep fryer. The solution? Replace those spoons with an ice cream scoop ! Such a round scoop, yes.

Make sure you immerse the ice cream scoop in the oil before you start scooping batter with it; this prevents everything from sticking to it. Then make a nice round ball and lower it carefully into the oil. Et voilà , you have perfect round oliebollen.

How hot should the oil be for frying donuts?

It is best to fry oliebollen in sunflower oil , in a deep-fat fryer or in a large saucepan. You heat the oil from 170 to 180 degrees Celsius . If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, test if your oil is hot enough by putting a small piece of bread in the oil.

If it takes more than thirty seconds for your bread to brown, your oil is not hot enough. Is your bread black within a few seconds? Then the oil is just too hot again.

Make sure you only fry a few oliebollen at a time , depending on the size of your pan. If you put too many balls in the pan, you run the risk of them sticking together.


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