Holiday Donuts with Nutella® hazelnut spread

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Holiday Donuts with Nutella hazelnut spread
A donut with no hole
Not everything turns out as it should, but sometimes it’s better that way. The original word for donut “krapfen” means donut with no hole. This wonderful treat revives that tradition. It’s warm, soft and delectable, especially when filled with Nutella® hazelnut spread.

This mouthwatering, traditional, confection recipe will change your idea of what a pastry can be.
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tsp fresh yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean or 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup Nutella® hazelnut spreads
  • Oil for frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar for decoration
Step 1
Step 1
  • Heat milk; stir in the fresh yeast in a bowl.
  • Whisk the egg and egg yolk.
  • Step 2
    Step 2
  • Place flour, granulated sugar, scraped vanilla seeds from bean or vanilla extract and salt on a wooden cutting board.
  • With spoon make a hole in center of dry ingredients, carefully pour the milk-and-egg mixture into it. Knead the ingredients together until a smooth dough is formed.
  • Add softened butter and grated lemon zest and knead until fully incorporated.
  • Step 3
    Step 3
  • Place the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let rise for 2 hours.
  • Roll dough in portions between your palms to form 10 balls.
  • Place balls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. When they’ve doubled in size, fry in oil that’s been heated to 350°F.
  • Remove the Donuts from the oil and place on paper towels. Let cool for a few minutes.
  • Step 4
    Step 4
  • Using a piping bag, fill each donut with 1 tbsp of Nutella® hazelnut spread.
  • Cut a star out of cardboard or construction paper and use it as a stencil to decorate the donuts, sprinkling confectioners’ sugar on each one.