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Friday, 31 December 2010

Oliebollen and little Baltimore eyes

Every New Year's Eve in Holland we baked oliebollen. My dear English Alan loved them so much that he took to baking them, and has done so now for years. I am totally convinced that he makes the best ones ever!!!!
I am already looking forward to tonight when we start eating them. With lots of icing sugar sprinkled over, of course.
And then there are all those little eyes...... Baltimore birds need eyes, they always look very strange without them.

So during the past few years I have been collecting eyes. Someting like 20 different sorts of fabric so that I can choose which eye goes with which bird. Madness, perhaps, but............some need to look wide-eyed and innocent, some are quite shrewd, and their eyes are smaller. Some need yellow eyes, or dark, or light. Mormeltje is supervising the whole process.
With this I want to wish you all a very happy and quilt-filled New Year!
Take care
Jane

12 comments:

Barbara said...

The pastries (which I assume they are) look very tasty and I like the birds.
Have a happy new year.

soyee said...

We bake an extra lot so that my sister can take them back to England, for herself mind not for her family. They don't care for it.
Best wishes.

Margreet said...

Gezellige oudejaarsavond hoor! Wat leuk dat je zelf je oliebollen bakt,die zijn volgens mij het allerlekkerst!! De beste wensen voor 2011...

Guusje, said...

Wat leuk dat jullie nu ook zelf oliebollen bakken. Een hele fijne avond en een goed, gezond en creatief 2011.

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

Fijne jaarwisseling en een gezond 2011.

Groetjes Annemieke.

Else said...

De oliebollen zien er heerlijk uit, geniet er lekker van! Jij ook een fijne jaarwisseling en een gezond en creatief 2011. Groetjes Else

zie ik daar een leuk poppetje?!

Hennie said...

De oliebollen zien er goed uit, een hele gezellige jaarwisseling en alle goeds voor het nieuwe jaar.
Groetjes Hennie.

Michele said...

Oh Jane, your birds are beautiful. Wish you'd show us a close up of some of your eye fabrics. I have some as well, but not that many. What are some of the ingredients in that yummy looking treat? Currents? Michele

Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

OK......where's the recipe?!?
Margaret

Mary Saxon said...

Yes, Jane. Where's the recipe for oliebollen? Your birds, are very, very nice. I love your pictures, too. How nice of you to share your corner of the world.

veronique said...

en.. hebben de oliebollen gesmaakt ;o)
een fijn 2011 toegewenst

teresa said...

Years ago my in-laws lived next door to a dutch family and the mum would make these every year... I'd forgotten how good they were!!! I hope you do post the recipe, although I'd rather eat them than make them ha ha!! Your birds are gorgeous too xx

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