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It’s all about the smoutebollen!

Me and Hippo (ahh that’s so much easier than saying my boyfriend the entire time!) are in our second weekend of painting now, helping out in his mom’s house.
Hate standing up on a ladder, but looove messing around with the paint! Doesn’t even matter when it gets into your hair right! The best part is cleaning out the brushes and the container, all goopy. Hehe.
But this week is better, there happens to be a smoutebollen-kraam here!

Smoutebollen

Crunchy, crunchy goodness!

Here’s what they look like inside:

Smoutebollen

It’s just a ball of deep fried lightweight dough. Mostly eaten with some powdered sugar on it.
How crazy are we humans right? Oh hey this dough isn’t heavy enough, no let’s fry it as well!
But they’re soo good…

So let’s imagine this together, first the big crunch between your teeth, and then as you reach the dough the temperature goes up and it’s all fluffy and soft. Kind of savory, until your tongue gets a hint of the sugar, then the sweetness kicks in!
Hmmm.

There are different theories as to where they originated from.. But I do think they’re the most popular in Holland!
At the end of every year, there’s a test panel for these in the Netherlands (they call them “oliebollen” there), then they announce in the National newspaper “Nationaal Dagblad” which ones are the best throughout the entire country.
They’ve been doing this since 1993!

That’s it, i’m going to get me some now.
Hey, at least they’re vegetarian!!

Update: full belly achieved!

I’d love to hear about your favorite “National” dish! :D

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About LifeOfBun

I'm a student from Belgium, but raised in Holland. My life evolves around animals, games, traveling, make-up, and COLOR. I seek for cruelty free awesomeness & alternatives to my favorite things each day. ^_^

Posted on July 29, 2012, in Box o' food, Box o' thought, Random twirlings and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Ponchiki in Russian, ponchki in Polish :D Love them, but eat them only once or twice a year – they are a health and figure killer, but my, aren’t they good? :) For some of the Russian yummy stuff, see my other blog :) I’m going to add a couple of recipes today still :)

  2. Never had them, but they sound really good! I don’t know if you get into the awards on WordPress or not, but I nominated your blog for an award– More info can be found here: http://fictionalmachines.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/
    Enjoy the day & keep up the great work!

  3. Yummu nummy!

    Also, this is one of my all-time favorite painting tips…if you’re not done painting but need to stop for the day (or week…or month) and you don’t want to wash the brush, just wrap the wet brush in plastic wrap or a baggie and pop it in the freezer. When you’re ready to paint again, allow it to thaw at room temp for about 20 minutes, then just keep on painting!

  4. chunksoflifeandlove

    i LOVE these! we call them “lugaimat” in the middle-east, and it’s sometimes served with honey water, maple syrup, etc!

  5. Doughnut holes! :)

  6. Smoetebahllen baby!!

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