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Doughnuts and bowling, two of the USA's biggest pastimes, are originally Dutch inventions.
The doughnut evolved from the dutch Oliebol (literally grease-ball or oil-ball), named for the fact that it's a lump of dough dropped into a pan with hot sunflower-oil. The oliebol is still a dutch tradition, eaten on New Year's Eve. For variation, add apple, raisin and cinnamon to the dough. Or beer. Beer is good too :)

10 pin bowling originated from the Dutch sport 'kegelen'. Compared to bowling, kegelen only has nine pins, put down in a diamond shape. The alley is a whole lot narrower, the ball is smaller and has no holes.

Oh, and by the way: the art of book-printing also came from Holland. So I don't want to hear anyone say that we can only grow tulips and make cheese. And marijuana ;)

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jonesybunny
Dec. 31st, 2003 03:32 am (UTC)
"Yo, pass die wiet effe?"
caniche
Dec. 31st, 2003 04:11 am (UTC)
LOL!

Wow, I had no idea, interesting bit of information. :)

And beer in olieballs? Curious, we were just talking about this over lunch and I thought they were kidding! I'll have to try that out sometime.

In Mexico we have similar dough, only that instead of making a ball out of it, we stretch it in a long, stick-like shape. Then we roll it on common sugar (not the poedersuiker kind) and MMMMM, tasty tasty.
rob_d
Dec. 31st, 2003 05:54 am (UTC)
Use dark beer (oud bruin), it's sweeter than normal 'pilsener' beer. Just add a splash to the dough and... mmmmmmmm
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