• 1 tsp. dried yeast
  • ¼ c. lukewarm milk or water
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream or oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 or 3 drops vailla extract
  • 1⅔ c. flour, plus more if necessary
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Apricot, red-currant, raspberry jam or other favorite filling
  • Confectioner's sugar for sprinkling
  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water or milk with 1 tsp of sugar and leave for 10 minutes or until it froths.
  2. Beat the rest of the sugar with the egg and the yolk. Add the sour cream or oil, the salt, vanilla, and the yeast mixture, and beat very well. Fold in the flour gradually, and continue beating until you have a soft, smooth, and elastic dough, adding more flour if necessary. Then knead for 5 minutes, sprinkling with a flour if it is too sticky. Coat the dough with oil by pouring a drop in the bowl and turning the dough in it.
  3. Cover the bowl with a towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about 2 hours, or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Knead the dough again for a few minutes, then roll out on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin to ¼ inch thickness.
  5. Cut in to 2 inch rounds
  6. Put a teaspoon of jam in the center of the dough round. Brush the rim with a little water to make it sticky and cover with another round.
  7. Press the edges together to seal.
  8. Continue with the rest of the rounds and arrange them on a floured tray. L
  9. eave them to rise for about 30 minutes.
  10. Another option is to inject the jam in to the fried donute. Fry a thicker round of plain dough - about a ½ inch thick - when it is cool enough to handle, cut a small slit and inject with a pastry bag.
  11. I like the injecting method.
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