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
- 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
- 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.)
- Mix yeast and ¼ cup warm water and allow to proof.
- Add to the yeast the sour cream, 2 tbsp’s of softened butter, sugar, salt, egg and 1 cup flour. Beat thoroughly until smooth.
- 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.
- On a floured board roll into a 6″x24″ rectangle and brush with the 2 tablespoons of softened butter.
- Mix the filling together and spread over half of the rectangle.
- Fold over the other half of the dough – lengthwise.
- Cut 24 1″ strips. Twist each strip and place on a greased sheet.
- Let rise until doubled, covered with buttered Saran Wrap.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes but be sure to not overbake.
- 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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