Sweet yeast dumplings
Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Crumble the yeast, add to the flour and mix in. Add the butter, milk and egg, mix with a wooden spoon. Knead for approx. 10 mins. to create a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 1 hr. until doubled in size.
Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise, scrape out the seeds. Mix the vanilla seeds with the water and quince jelly in a measuring cup. Grease the dish with butter, pour in half of the sauce.
To shape the dumplings
Divide the dough into approx. 12 portions. Shape into balls, place in the sauce, cover and leave to rise for a further 15 mins.
Approx. 25 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove. Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top, bake for a further 5 mins. Remove the dumplings, top with knobs of butter.