On the previous occasions, my theme tended to be anything with nuts, since CAJ's campus is nut free. I made peanut butter cookies, had peanut M&M's, regular peanuts or almonds in a bowl, and other snack type things.
This time however, I thought I would try something different. Many of the staff are not familiar with some of my 1950's Dutch cultural heritage. (My parents immigrated to Canada in 1952.) This time I thought I would make oiliebollen, which is like a Dutch cake donut.
Here's how they are made:
|Yeast and warm milk.|
|Flour, salt, apples and raisin mixture.|
|Eggs and milk mixture.|
|First ones out of the deep fryer.|
I was also able to borrow an ice cream scoop (Thanks, Martha!) and used that to scoop up the dough and deep fry them. Just before you eat them, you sprinkle on icing sugar.
|There were some left over...|
Over all, I believe it was a success. Those who tried them, said they were delicious. I was so glad to be able to share a bit of my heritage with the CAJ staff. I am very grateful for all the work they do for our students. I am blessed to see how God uses these staff members to make an impact on CAJ's students. I work in a great place!