Stage 1. 10 am. Activate yeast in warm milk – CHECK!
Stage 2. 10:30 am. Mix in 1 pound of flour. Let sit to rise for about an hour – CHECK!
Stage 3. 11:45 am. Mix egg yolks with sugar. Add to the dough, slowly. Mix in some more flour. Let rise – CHECK!
Stage 4. 3pm – The Most Important Stage ! Kneading by hand only. Mix in butter (a lot!), orange zest, lemon juice, vanilla, raisins, and the remaining flour.
Knead the dough by hand for about 20 mins. Cover and let rise – CHECK!
Now we wait.
Where are you on the baking plan ?