1 Cup of Milk

1 Egg & 2 Egg Yolks

4 Tablespoons of Sugar

½ Stick of Butter

Pinch of Salt

Teaspoon of lemon zest (optional)

Few Drops of Vanilla Extract

1 Package of Instant Yeast

1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

4 Cups of Flour

Oil for Frying

*Feeds 6

In a food mixer, combine eggs and sugar. Slowly add warm milk and melted butter. Add salt and zest and vanilla extract. Mix the instant yeast and baking powder into the approximately 4 cups of flour and then add to the wet ingredients. IMG_4441 (1)Let the machine mix the dough until smooth. (Or kneed until then). Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place. If you use the fast instant yeast, you should be ready to fry in about an hour. Roll out the dough until about 1 and ½ inch thick. Using a cookie cutter or a small circumference glass, cut out circles from the dough.   Heat up the oil in a deep frying pan or in a deep fryer. Place the donuts in. They should rise up a little. Lower the heat to medium and turn the donuts over once golden brown. Place on a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil. Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with your favorite fruit. If you have a pastry injector, you may fill them with jelly or cream. I served them plain and with Nutella – hazelnut spread.

photo credit / Duke Morse Photography