Citrus Twists


Delight family and friends with these make-ahead brunch treats. The fresh lemon contrasts beautifully with the rich sweet dough.

Intermediate Serves
SKILL LEVEL 8 twists
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
Citrus Filling
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
Citrus Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Combine 1/2 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
Remove dough from refrigerator; roll to 12 x 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Brush center of dough with 1 tablespoon melted butter, covering an 8 x 7-inch portion. Sprinkle with half the Citrus Filling. Fold one of the dough thirds over filling. Brush folded dough with remaining melted butter; sprinkle with remaining filling. Fold last dough third over filling; pinch edges to seal. Cut into 8 (1-inch) wide strips using a serrated knife. Twist each strip two or three times. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Bake at 375oF for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Citrus Glaze.

Citrus Filling: Combine almonds, brown sugar and lemon peel in a small bowl. Stir to blend well.

Citrus Glaze: Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.

Nutritional Claims:
vegetarian, Source of fibre, Source of iron
Total Time
Chill Time 2 to 24 hours
Rise Time 30 to 45 minutes
Bake Time 12 to 15 minutes
Nutritional Facts
Total Fat grams 14.00
Saturated Fat grams 6.00
Cholesterol milligrams 50.00
Sodium milligrams 400.00
Total Carbohydrates grams 53.00
Sugar grams 27.00
Dietary Fiber grams 2.00
Protein grams 7.00

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