2⅓ cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
⅔ cups milk
¼ cup sugar, divided
¼ cup butter
1 package active dry yeast
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon orange zest, optional
Powdered sugar for dusting
Jam, chocolate spread, eggnog cream, etc. for filling


In a large bowl combine milk, yeast, 2 tablespoons flour, and 2 tablespoons of sugar

Let’s rest for 10 minutes

Add remaining sugar, egg yolks, butter, flour, and orange zest

Knead for 8 minutes!

Bring into a ball shape, cover the bowl and let rest for 2 hours or overnight

Now form the dough into a roll and cut off 12 evenly sized pieces

Form each piece into a ball-like shape

Place balls on a baking sheet with parchment paper and let rest covered with a dish towel for 40 minutes

Meanwhile preheat your oven to 395 F

Bake Bomboloni for 15 minutes

Right after baking gently brush the Bomboloni with some melted butter and dust them with sugar or powdered sugar

Once they are cooled down a little you might want to fill them with jam or pudding!


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