Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cinnamon Twists

1-1/2 cups hot water  (~115° F)
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. yeast

Melted butter
Cinnamon-sugar mixture (1/2 cup sugar + 1 Tbs. cinnamon)

1.In a large bowl, add hot water, egg, 1 cup flour, sugar, butter,salt then yeast. 

2.Mix for 2-3 minutes, then add remaining flour.  Knead for about 8-10 minutes.

3.Divide dough into 2 roughly equal portions. 

4.Pat dough to about 1/4-inch thickness in a rectangular shape.

5.With a pizza cutter, cut dough down the middle then into strips (about 1-1/2-inches wide).

6.Roll in melted butter,then in cinnamon-sugar mixture,
7.Twist the dough and then place on pan to rise.

8.Allow to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

9. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly golden brown.

While twists are baking, in a large bowl, beat all ingredients together until smooth and a good drizzling consistency.

BUTTER GLAZE:1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbs. milk

1.Drizzle over hot cinnamon twists.  Remove from pan immediately after drizzling. 


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