The fall is already here and to ease my transition into a new season I have prepared my ultimate comfort food for the rainy days.
25g fresh yeast
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tsps of grain alcohol
3 cups flour
8 egg yolks
pinch of salt
1/3 stick of melted butter
1/5 cups of milk
2 pods of vanilla bean
Crumble the yeasts and add 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk.
1 cup of flour mix with 1 cup of boiled milk and mix with a wooden spoon so as to get rid of the clumps and leave to cool. To the cooled milk and flour mixture add the prepared yeasts and the remaining flour. Mix everything, cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place for about an hour so that the dough to rises and doubles in size .Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla beans and add to the dough. Add the alcohol and knead the dough until combined. Next add the melted butter and knead well, cover the ready dough with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise.
From the ready dough form small balls the size of an egg. Each ball flatten a bit and put one to two spoons of drained cherries preserve. The ready balls put on a cloth and cover so as to allow them to rise further, The ready doughnut balls bake for 20/25 minutes in 175°C.
The ready doughnuts serve with powdered sugar or melted chocolate. As always, enjoy!