Oliebollen

Karen Haigh
My family serves this Dutch treat every Christmas & there are never any leftovers! You can use other favourite fruits too.
Makes 5 dozen

1 envelope (1 tablespoon) dry yeast
3 tablespoon sugar
3 1/2 cups luke-warm milk
2 well-beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour (mix of white / whole wheat works nicely)
2 cups diced raisins
3 diced apples
oil for deep frying
icing sugar for rolling

Soak yeast, sugar and milk together for 10 minutes. Slowly mix in eggs, vanilla and salt. Add flour and mix to combine thoroughly. Add fruit. Cover and let rise at least 1 1/2 hours. (Overnight is not a problem.)

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Turn when browned on one side. Remove with slotted spoon and sprinkle with icing sugar.

From the Dinner Co-op