Oliebollen are similar in concept to doughnuts, except they differ in shape. Oliebollen originate in the Netherlands and is often referred to as Dutchies. In essence it’s an enriched dough to which dried fruit are often added and then small pieces are deep fried to form round little doughnuts. Once cooked, they are dusted with confectioners’ sugar or flavoured castor sugar.
I prepared the dough and added chopped glace cherries. I coated the cooked Dutchies with cinnamon sugar and served them while still warm. They are great to make for lunch boxes or picnics. They make the perfect tea time treat or to place a large bowl of them in the middle of the table after dinner so everyone can tuck in and help themselves.