Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Years 2015!! Ollie Bolen

It is a Dutch tradition to celebrate the new year with a day of Ollie Bolen and opening your home to friends & family.  Many Dutch people will serve this yummy type of fried donut hole throughout the day and their home is open to friends coming and going. It's so much fun!  This year we decided to try this at our house  too!  The dough can be somewhat finicky so, we decided to just invite a smaller group this  year and see how it all went.  Then, make it a bigger event next year!  Marie came over in the mid-morning and we got our first batch of dough going.  Friends began arriving around 1:00 and came and went until about 6 that evening.  Total we made 4 batches of Ollie Bolen and served just under 30 people!  We had a few batches that could have been better and know how/what we'll do differently next year.  All in all, it was a huge success!

Our dear friend, Vera, came for the whole afternoon!

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