Last night those oliebollen were so delicious, but now there is nothing to be seen of that crispy crust and the airy inside. You’re about to throw them in the bin – but wait! There are certainly good ways to store and reheat donuts so that they can regain their fantastic old self.
Because fresh from the oil is simply how they taste best.
There are two options for storing oliebollen: in a sealed container or bag or in the freezer.
If you only want to keep your oliebollen for a few days, make sure you pack them airtight . This can be done, for example, in a sealed bag. Do not put your oliebollen in the fridge , but rather in the lunch box. This way they stay good for three days at most.
Can’t finish all your leftover oliebollen in those three days? Put them in a bag and store them in your freezer for up to three months . Important: take them out in time if you want to eat them! This way they can thaw properly first .
Why heat oliebollen?
Oliebollen consist largely of starch, which is known for absorbing moisture. The longer your oliebol lies on the dish (or in that closed container), the more moisture the starch absorbs, the drier your oliebol will become.
When you heat an oliebol, the starch partly releases that moisture. That way your oliebol will be (almost) as soft as it was when you fished it fresh from the deep fryer.
This is how you warm up oliebollen
Cold your leftover oliebollen will be dry and chewy, but if you heat them well, they will become nice and soft again. The fastest is of course to put them in the microwave, but if you have a little more patience, you will get a better result.
How? By putting your oliebollen in the oven or air fryer . This way they get their crispy outside back. Heat them at 150 degrees Celsius, about three (airfryer) to eight (oven) minutes .