Westby Recipes

Sour Cream Twists

Sour Cream Twists
Feb 02, 2022

By Jessica Rogers

This recipe makes something so tasty while using simple ingredients – just like Westby Cooperative Creamery dairy products. I’m not sure where the recipe originated, but I do know it’s an old-fashioned one that shouldn’t have fallen to the wayside.

I whipped this up one bitterly cold January morning. My husband and I enjoy dunking these flavorful twists into our coffee before morning chores as a fun treat to start the day. 


For the dough:

  • 1 cup Westby sour cream, heated to lukewarm and cooled

    High Grove Farm Westby Sour Cream Twists Recipe

    Jessica Rogers, the Westby Cooperative Creamery’s farm ambassador.

  • 2 ½ tsp dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 tbsp softened Westby sweet cream butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1 ½ tsp cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened Westby sweet cream butter
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water


  1. Warm the sour cream up in the microwave so it is not cold, but warm to the touch. (Do not overheat or it will kill the activated yeast.)
  2. Mix yeast and ¼ cup warm water and allow to proof.
  3. Add to the yeast the sour cream, 2 tbsp’s of softened butter, sugar, salt, egg and 1 cup flour. Beat thoroughly until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the other 2 cups flour – mixing well with each addition. Then allow dough to rise, covered in a buttered bowl in a warm place until doubled in size.
  5. On a floured board roll into a 6″x24″ rectangle and brush with the 2 tablespoons of softened butter.
  6. Mix the filling together and spread over half of the rectangle.
  7. Fold over the other half of the dough – lengthwise.
  8. Cut 24 1″ strips. Twist each strip and place on a greased sheet.
  9. Let rise until doubled, covered with buttered Saran Wrap.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes but be sure to not overbake.
  11. Remove from baking sheet and drizzle glaze over them.

Finish dinner with something sweet or enjoy with your morning coffee.

-Jessica Rogers is a Westby Creamery farmer-owner who is sharing glimpses of farm life with us.

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