• Preparation Time 30 minutes + 1 hour 55 minutes rising
  • Baking Time 18 minutes
  • Makes 12 twists
  • Freezing Excellent


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  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-115°F/45-56°C)
  • 1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp/11 mL) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-115°F/45-56°C)
  • 5 1/2 cups Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour, divided
  • Topping
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Serving Size: 12 twists


Serving Size: 12 twists

  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar in 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water in a large measuring cup. Sprinkle in yeast and stir. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.  Add yeast mixture to large bowl.
  • Heat milk to lukewarm in a medium saucepan. Stir in butter, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar, salt and 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water. Add milk mixture and 2 cups (500 mL) flour to dissolved yeast mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth and elastic.
  • Stir in 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) of flour gradually. If necessary, add more flour to make a soft dough which leaves sides of bowl. Turn out on floured surface.
  • Knead dough, adding more flour as necessary, until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes). Round up into a ball.
  • Place in lightly greased bowl. Turn dough to grease top. Cover with tea towel.
  • Let rise in warm place (75°-85°F/24°-29°C) until doubled in size (45 to 60 minutes).
  • Punch down. Turn out onto lightly floured board, roll dough into a log and cut into 24 equal portions. Cover with tea towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Topping: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Place melted butter in a separate bowl.
  • Roll each piece to 12” (30cm). Dip each piece into melted butter and then coat with brown sugar mixture.  Twist 2 pieces together, pinching together at each end. Place on prepared baking sheet about 3” (7.5 cm) apart. Cover with tea towel. Let rise 40-45 minutes until almost doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Bake in preheated oven 15 to 18 minutes until golden.  Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire cooling rack.


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