Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Oceanside, California

Chocolate Crescent Twist

With a nod to European bakeries, this streusel-topped cinnamon-chocolate pastry is a divine companion to a cup of coffee!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

Streusel

3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine

Twist

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
tablespoon sugar
1
to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1
tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 8x4- or 7x3-inch loaf pan. In small bowl, mix flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. With fork, cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Sprinkle dough rectangle with 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon sugar, the cinnamon and half of the streusel mixture.
  • 4 Starting at long side, roll up; pinch edge to seal. Join ends to form ring; pinch to seal. Gently twist ring to form figure 8; place in pan. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining half of streusel. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chocolate chips; press lightly into dough.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 8x4- or 7x3-inch loaf pan. In small bowl, mix flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. With fork, cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Sprinkle dough rectangle with 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon sugar, the cinnamon and half of the streusel mixture.
  • 4 Starting at long side, roll up; pinch edge to seal. Join ends to form ring; pinch to seal. Gently twist ring to form figure 8; place in pan. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining half of streusel. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chocolate chips; press lightly into dough.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.