Cinnamon Twists

homemade, baked.. not fried

Dough Ingredients:
1 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
4 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup softened butter
1 egg

Filling ingredients:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, dixxolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, milk, softened butter, egg and remaining water and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).

Punch down. Roll into a 16" x 12" rectangle. Brush with the melted butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle over the buttered dough rectangle. Let dough rest 6 minutes. Cut lengthwise into three 16" x 4" strips. Cut each strip into sixteen 4" x 1" pieces. Twist and place on greased baking sheets.

Cover and let rise until doubled (about 30 minutes).

Bake at 350ยบ for 15 minutes or until golden.

Makes 4 dozen.

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