Dutch Recipe: Oliebollen

Oliebollen are a typical Dutch treat eaten around Christmas and New Year’s. They are a delicious, deep-fried dough ball, served warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. They are traditionally either made with a plain dough, or a dough with raisins or sultanas mixed through.

Oliebollen were part of our top 5 Dutch New Year’s traditions that we shared last week, and while you can buy them at supermarkets, bakery, food trucks etc., they are really easy to make at home too.

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Takeaway and Food Delivery

You have had a long day, working, studying, cycling around the city, etc. All you want to do is go home and put your feet up, but what is for dinner?

There are several options if you want to order food to be delivered to your door, especially in the larger cities. Many restaurants will take food orders over the phone and either deliver or have them ready to pick up and bring home. But if you are not familiar with where you live, where do you start? Here are some of the main websites / apps that you can use to order food in the north of the Netherlands.

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A Twist on Rhubarb Crumble

In our new house, we found a large patch of rhubarb growing down the bottom of the garden. Having no ideas or keen taste for rhubarb I took to the expat foodie group on Facebook to ask for some advice. Catriona shared the idea to make rhubarb and blackberry crumble, as the blackberries help bring a sweetness to the sour rhubarb, and indeed it is a wonderful combination! Continue reading “A Twist on Rhubarb Crumble”