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!
Crunchy, crunchy goodness!
Here’s what they look like inside:
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!
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