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South African Bollas(Goolgoolas) By Marriam Sayed

South African Bollas(Goolgoolas) By Marriam Sayed

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South African Bollas(Goolgoolas) By Marriam Sayed
Yields14 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

South African Bollas  or Goolgoolas, Can both roughly translate into “Ball” or “Round” referring to the shapes these donuts take on when fried. There are similar versions worldwide,  using yeast in their recipes, but these BOLLAS/GOOLGOOLAS are probably the only ones that use Baking Powder.  

A classic SOUTH AFRICAN, old school version of ‘Drop Donuts’. Soft and Fluffy, BOLLAS (Or GOOLGOOLAS) are Yeast-Free Donuts, that are easy to whip up. 

 2 cups Flour
 2 ½ tbsp Baking Powder
 ½ tsp Cardamom Powder (elachie powder)
 2 tbsp butter/ghee
 1 ½ tbsp Fennel Seeds (soomph/saunmf)
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 extra large egg
 3/4 Cup Plain Yoghurt or Buttermilk
 Splash of Milk
 2 cups Vegetable Oil,for frying
Simple Sugar Syrup
 1 cup Sugar
 ¾ cup Water
 1 tbsp Rose Water (optional)

Ingredients

 2 cups Flour
 2 ½ tbsp Baking Powder
 ½ tsp Cardamom Powder (elachie powder)
 2 tbsp butter/ghee
 1 ½ tbsp Fennel Seeds (soomph/saunmf)
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 extra large egg
 3/4 Cup Plain Yoghurt or Buttermilk
 Splash of Milk
 2 cups Vegetable Oil,for frying
Simple Sugar Syrup
 1 cup Sugar
 ¾ cup Water
 1 tbsp Rose Water (optional)
South African Bollas(Goolgoolas) By Marriam Sayed
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