Cinnamon TwistsFrom notyourmomma 9 years ago
- 1/2 cup of cold water shopping list
- 2 oz. of yeast shopping list
- 3 eggs shopping list
- 1/2 cup of sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortning (use the new no trans fat) shopping list
- 3 1/2 cups of sifted bread flour shopping list
- 1 Tablespoon of dry milk powder shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt shopping list
- 1 teas of vanilla flavoring shopping list
- 1 teas of lemon flavoring shopping list
- melted butter shopping list
- cinnnamon and sugar (2 to 1 mix sugar to cinnamon) shopping list
How to make it
- Dissolve yeast in water. Add eggs, sugar and shortning. Mix until creamed. Add remaining ingredients and mix well 12 to 15 minutes.
- Let stand at room termperature for 1 1/2 hours. Punch down.
- Let rise another 30 minutes. Cut dough into two pieces. Place in refrigerators for 15 minutes to rest. Roll out each piece of dough to approximately 8 x 16 inches. Brush one side with melted butter; sprinkle liberally with a 2 to 1 sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Fold outer edges of dough toward the center strip of dough.
- Repeat brushing with melted butter and sugar cinnamon mixture.
- Fold dough in half, edge to edge. Equal to 4 layers of dough.
- Roll the strip to four inches in width. Cut each strip every 3/4 inch.
- The piece of dough now 3/4 by 4 inches should be twisted once and place in a shallow 20 inch greased pan.
- Place each twist against each other. Brush tops of twists with mileted butter and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake in 350 degrees oven 40 minutes.
- For those questioning the folding technique:
- You fold the long sides toward the middle til they meet and then, butter, sprinkle and fold them again. I wish I could draw a picture and show you. Have you see the pictures of a palmiers? They kind of look like that before they get cut into strips and then twisted. Next time I feel like baking.....and we do have Customer Service Week coming up at work (need to feed the masses then)......And if I don't have to work all weekend again, I'll see if I can make a batch. They aren't hard, it is mostly waiting for the yeast to do it's thing. Of course, this is mostly a memory thing for me, Maas Brothers was a treat with my mom. The cinnamon twists were wonderful, the atmosphere "fancy", and the shopping was delightful. It was the old time department store with a bargain basement and 3 floors of wonderful items. The Mezzanine had the lunchroom and the best tables in the house were overlooking the sales floor below and watching the frenzied shopping ballet.