Total Time
Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Dutch new years treat ... oily balls! This recipe, unlike most, calls for a package of Oetker vanilla pudding mix. You can leave out some of the fruits, to your taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add sugar to the lukewarm water and stir until dissolved. Add the yeast and allow the mixture to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil milk, let cool and then mix in a large bowl with the cold water and the yeast mixture. Stir well.
  3. Mix together the flour, Dutch pudding and salt and add to the liquid mixture alternately with the glacéed fruit, raisins, currants and fresh fruit.
  4. Warm oven to 100 degrees F, then turn oven off, leaving the light on. Cover bowl and let rise in the oven for 1-2 hours, until the dough has doubled in bulk.
  5. Heat sunflower oil to 375 degrees F. Use a large spoon to scoop oliebollen and deep-fry, until golden brown.
  6. Serve on a large platter. You can sprinkle with icing sugar, if desired.