½ cup of warm water 1 Envelopes 2 ¼ teaspoons or 7 grams of dry active yeast 4 cups (565 grams or 20 oz) all-purpose flour plus 2 or 3 Tbsp. more for dusting ¾ cup of sugar 150 grams, if you want sweeter add ¼ cup extra. 3 LARGE whole eggs 3 egg yolks mixed with 4 Tablespoons of milk ¼ teaspoon salt And more...
– Make sure you have all the cooking utensils needed. – Read all the instructions from top to bottom before you start baking – Ingredients must be lukewarm as indicated in the list. – Make sure your oven is preheated 20 minutes before baking to help the dough rise.
– Pour lukewarm water into a bowl, and sprinkle with yeast. Stir with a fork until yeast has dissolved, then let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in ½ cup of the flour, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 25 minutes. – In the meantime, mix flour, eggs, egg yolks, sugar, orange extract, orange zest, salt and butter in a large bowl. Mix until crumbly. Even though I have a Stand mixer this time I kneaded the dough by hand since not everyone has a large mixer but you can do these steps in your Kitchen Aid.