Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Maple Cinnamon Twists

My two favorite doughnuts are glazed cinnamon twists and maple bars.  So when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it out.  It was a perfect combination of the two flavors.  A sweet cinnamon roll dough with a maple and cinnamon filling, twisted, and topped with a maple frosting.  Whats not to love?

Maple Cinnamon Twists
1/2 Cup Warm Milk
1/4 Cup Butter, softened
2 Tbsp Warm Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Yeast
1 Egg
2 3/4 Cups Flour
Combine the milk, butter, water together.  Add the sugar, salt, yeast and 1/2 of flour.  Mix until thoroughly combined.  Add egg and 1/2 cup flour.  Mix thoroughly.  Add the remaining 1 3/4 cups flour to make a soft dough.  Once all of the flour has been incorporated turn the mixer to low and let mix for 3-5 minutes.  Place the dough in a greased bowl turning once to grease the top.  Cover and rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.  Meanwhile combine filling ingredients and beat until smooth.

Maple Filling
1/4 Cup Butter , softened
1/3 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Maple Extract

Punch dough down, cover on a floured surface and rest 10 minutes.  Roll out to a 12 inch square.  Spread 1/2 of maple filling onto center 1/3 of square.  Fold one side over center 1/3.  Spread remaining maple filling on folded dough.  Fold remaining dough over and seal edges.  Cut cross ways into 12 - 1 inch strips.  Twist and place in a well greased 9x13 pan.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree  oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops barely begin to brown.  Dump out of pan immediately onto a baking sheet.  Cool for 30 minutes.  Dump back into the 9x13 pan.  Dumping it out allows all of the filling in the bottom of the pan to soak back into the cinnamon twists. 
This part is kind of hard to describe so here are a few pictures to help visualize it. 

Spread filling on center 1/3.                                        Fold and spread remaining filling.

Dump out onto a baking sheet.                                      Dump back into 9x13 pan.

Maple Frosting
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
2-3 Tbsp Milk
1-2 tsp Maple Extract (add more or less to taste)
2-3 Cups Powdered Sugar
Blend all ingredients until smooth.  Spread over cooled cinnamon twists.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Lewiston Hometown Favorites


Kyrstin said...

Oh Tana- yum I'm going to make these this week. I think i'm going to add your blog to my list of favorite blogs!

Tanna said...

Kyrstin, Thanks your so nice. I would love that.

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