No-Knead Water-Rising Twists

This first BAKE-OFF® Contest winner originally had a unique rising method. In that procedure, the dough was wrapped in a tea towel and submerged in warm water to rise. In this updated version, we have streamlined the preparation of the dough and the rising method.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

2 1/2
to 3 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1
cup sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1
pkg. active dry yeast
3/4
cup milk
1/2
cup margarine or butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1/2
cup chopped nuts
1
teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, salt and yeast; blend well.
  • 2 In small saucepan, heat milk and margarine until very warm (120 to 130°F.). Add warm liquid, vanilla and eggs to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in remaining 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups flour to form a soft dough. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes. (Dough will be sticky.)
  • 3 Grease 2 large cookie sheets. In small bowl, combine nuts, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; blend well. Drop about 1/4 cup dough into nut mixture; thoroughly coat. Stretch dough to about 8 inches in length; twist into desired shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover; let rise in warm place, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Uncover dough. Bake 8 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Roll
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    47g
    47%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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