• For the dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the filling:
  • 3/4 cup Vanilla pudding
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter


  1. In a small bowl, combine warm milk, yeast, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons flour. Whisk well and set aside to proof for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. In another bowl, combine butter, egg yolks, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Mix will the yeast mixture. Then gradually add the rest of the flour into bowl.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth. If the mixture is too sticky, sprinkle a little bit of flour at a time. Return the dough to the bowl, cover, and set aside to rise in a warm spot for about 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  4. Place the dough onto a floured surface. Gently roll the dough into a log and cut into 6- 8 equal portions.
  5. Form each portion into a ball and place in a greased muffin tin. Cover and let it rise again for about 45 minutes.
  6. Brush the tops with melted butter and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  7. Using a piping bag, fill each donut muffin with vanilla pudding.
  8. Place chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals until fully melted. Mix well. Dip the tops of each donut muffin and set aside to cool.