Holiday Doughnuts with Nutella® hazelnut spread
INGREDIENTS for 10 servings
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tsp fresh yeast
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
Heat milk; stir in the fresh yeast in a bowl.
Whisk the egg and egg yolk.
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.
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 doughnuts from the oil and place on paper towels. Let cool for a few minutes.
Using a piping bag, fill each doughnut 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 doughnuts, sprinkling confectioners’ sugar on each one.