Olie Bollen (Dutch) | New Years Eve

Originally uploaded by Terracidus

Olie Bollen (literally translates as 'oil balls') are small round Dutch doughnuts. It is a traditional food usually serve on New Year's Eve in Holland. The Dutch regularly stud their Olie Bollen dough with raisins, currants or even finely diced apples.

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

Makes 48

Pour 1/2 cup warm water, about 50°C., into the bowl of a large food processor.
Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the water and mix at low speed.
Let stand for five minutes.

Slowly mix in remaining water, eggs, vanilla and salt.
Slowly add flour a cup at a time.
Mix on high for about a minute or two.
The dough should turn into a ball and roll around the processor.
If the dough does not ball up because it's to dry, add water one tablespoon at a time until it does.
If your mixture is more like a batter, add flour one tablespoon at a time. Mix in fruit.
Remove fromfood processor. 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, fryinguntil goldenbrown, turning as needed.

Drain on paper towels and dust withconfectioner's sugar. Serve hot.

Turkey Stuffing - Sage Sausage Stuffing (Christmas)

Originally uploaded by brizzle born and bred
Ingredients for a 4.5kg turkey:

1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
450g good quality sausage meat
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp chopped sage
25g fresh white breadcrumbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg

How to prepare:

Mix all the ingredients together. Either use for stuffing a turkey, roll into balls or cook in a greased oven-proof dish until golden brown.

Irish Stew

Originally uploaded by Michel Vuijlsteke

Irish Stew is a traditional stew made from lamb, beef or mutton, as well as potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley. More recently, stouts have been added to provide extra flavour.

Onion Gratin or Zwiebel Auflauf (German)

Originally uploaded by TowerGirl

Zwiebel Auflauf is the german name of 'Onion Gratin'. Wide-ranging claims have been made for the effectiveness of onions against conditions ranging from the common cold to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases. They contain chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties such as quercetin. 

While gratin is a culinary technique in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. In a shallow dish of some kind, a gratin is baked or cooked under an overhead grill or broiler to form a golden crust on top and is traditionally served in its baking dish. So now enjoy this video of how you can make this wonderful comfort food :)

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Ferries to France

Food Quiz #2: What is the name of this?

Originally uploaded by zannnielim

If you know the name of this food, just simply write the answer in the comments box :)

Just guess it, you could be right ;)

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Food Name Quiz: What is the name of this?

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Hungarian Wine

Originally uploaded by zannnielim
Hungarian wine has a history dating back to at least Roman times. Outside of Hungary, the best-known wines are the white dessert wine Tokaji and the red wine Bull's Blood of Eger (Egri Bikavér).

Today's video highlights about tasting the Hungarian Wine :) Enjoy!

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