These worked out really well – we eat them freshly fried. Batter should not be runny. If it’s too stiff add a little extra water/or milk.
Gluten Free Ollie Bollen
700 ml warm water ( about 2 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 apple peeled and finely chopped
1 cup raisins (or more – i used more as I like raisins)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup buttermilk powder (or use milk instead of warm water above. If using milk add 2 teaspoons vinegar to recipe.)
2 eggs – large or 3 small eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups rice flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 1/2 cup tapioca flour (tapioca starch/white)
2 cups potato starch or cornstarch
3 teaspoons xanthan gum
In large mixing bowl place the water, yeast and sugar. Stir. Let sit 10 minutes until yeast starts to work.
Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixing bowl. Add eggs. Mix well with mixer or with wooden spoon until a soft dough. Dough will be sticky but not runny. Add a little water if too stiff.
Mix in apple and raisins. Let rise until almost double in volume.
Add oil to fryer and heat until 375*. Using a tablespoon sized spoon scoop dough into oil. Do not over crowd. Ollie bollen should not be large or they will not cook in center. Usually they flip by themselves. Otherwise flip them with a tong to fry otherside.
Eat Warm with powdered sugar. Usually served New Years Eve.