You can’t get enough of a greasy bite on December 31, but let’s be honest – a day later you can often no longer see an oliebol. And that while there are still 14 on the scale… Throwing it away is of course a shame, but don’t worry: there are plenty of options to give your leftover donuts a new life.
Grab that waffle iron!
You can do this with leftover oliebollen
French toast from oliebollen
French toast is not only very tasty if you make them from stale bread; it also works great for old oliebollen. You do this in the same way as you normally would with bread.
Beat 2 eggs and add a good splash of milk and some cinnamon. Cut the oliebollen into thick slices and place them in the batter on both sides, until they have absorbed the egg mixture like a sponge. Fry the French toast from leftover oliebollen for a few minutes in butter – turn them in between – and serve with sugar.
If that doesn’t cure that cocktail hangover…
Fancy a good drink on January 1? Then do that with homemade oliebollen crackers, served with leftover cheese that you undoubtedly also have left.
And those crackers are less difficult to make than you think. Just cut the middle part of the oliebollen into very thin slices and place them on a baking tray. Bake in an oven preheated to 150 degrees Celsius and wait for them to dry out completely. That takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Leftovers of oliebollen in bread pudding
We previously posted a recipe for bread pudding with old croissants . And you guessed it… Of course you can also do that with oliebollen! Bread pudding is mainly eaten as a dessert, but if you want to make it a comforting New Year’s breakfast to start 2022 right, we won’t stop you.
You make bread pudding very simply: from old bread (or in this case the leftovers of oliebollen) together with milk, an egg and a little sugar. Extra tasty with a little cinnamon! Check out the whole recipe here:
Leftover oliebollen are often quite chewy, and just too cold to pass for a comforting snack. Both of these are solved if you take the waffle iron with it; then you have a crispy outside and a warm snack again.
Extra nice: you don’t even have to grease the waffle iron. Baking for a few minutes is enough. Don’t forget to serve with some cinnamon sugar or red fruit.
Incidentally, you can also make waffles from leftover oliebollen batter that has not been baked before. Make sure you grease the waffle iron first with – correct – oil.
Croutons from leftover oliebollen
Croutons may immediately think of soup, but you can also use them for other purposes: as a crunchy topping for your winter oatmeal or as an addition to a salad with fresh figs, for example.
Croutons are very easy to make from donuts by cutting them into cubes, sprinkling some olive oil over them and roasting the whole thing for about 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 175 degrees Celsius. This tip works best with oliebollen without currants, but it is also possible with.