Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I don't know why they are called "Halloween" twists. I make them year round. Cook time includes rise time.
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (105F to 115F)
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons butter or 5 tablespoons margarine
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- oil (for frying)
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
- In a saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and butter.
- (Cut the butter into small pieces for easier melting.).
- Heat to 110F or lukewarm but not too hot for the yeast mixture.
- Add milk mixture with the eggs and 2 cups flour to the dissolved yeast.
- Beat until smooth.
- Beat in the remaining flour.
- The dough will be soft and sticky.
- Let rise for about 1 hour.
- Stir down.
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface.
- Roll in flour to coat.
- Gently roll into an 8 by 24-inch rectange.
- With a sharp, floured knife cut into 1-inch crosswise strips.
- Bring ends of strips together and twist strands loosely.
- Let rise on floured board or pan for 20 to 30 minutes until almost doubled.
- Heat 1-inch oil in a skillet to 350°F Fry on both sides, about 3 minutes total.
- Coat in sugar and spice mixture.
Definitely delicious!! fairly simple to make, specially if you have a mixer. however i made a few minor changes myself.... I found I needed just a little more flour at the end, I also added raisins and they make it that much more delicious! I don't really think step 10 is necessary and I ended up trying to bake a few for about 20 minutes to see what happened, and I found that tho the fried ones were awesome when just done, they obviously lose crispiness after, but the baked one stay nice and firm but not hard, and healthier! Definitely will make again. Thanks for the great recipe!!
When the dough had risen, the texture was so soft and fluffy, very marshmallow like. It was so easy to roll out and shape. Everyone liked these twists. I made them smaller so they were easier to fry up. Thank you for posting.
This was soo delicious. I've never heard of this recipe and i found it was very easy to make and my family loved the soft cinnamon taste, i didnt add too much nutmeg just half a teaspoon ( i didnt like the taste with a full teaspoon) , anyway thanks for sharing this delightful recipe, it was just superb!!