Dutch doughnut

Oliebollen
Category: sweetsdesserts
Ingrediënts: 1 envelope dry yeast, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 cup warm water, divided, 2 eggs, at room temperature, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 cups all purpose flour, 3 cups fruit (diced fresh apples, raisins or dried currants), oil for frying, confectioner's sugar for dusting
Recipe: Makes 4-5 Dozen, Pour 1/2 cup warm water, about 30 to 45 degrees., into a large bowl. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the water and mix at low speed. Let stand for five minutes. Slowly mix in the remaining water, eggs, vanilla and salt. Slowly add flour a cup at a time. Mix on high speed for about a minute or two. The dough should turn into a ball. If the dough does not ball up because it's to dry, add some water. Mix in the fruit, when ready remove from the bowel and place in an oiled bowl.Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large skillet. Punch down dough. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter. Drop dough balls into hot oil, frying until golden brown, turning as needed. Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioner's sugar. Serve hot.

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