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almond twists

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Charlotte Moore
Sumter, SC

For years have made this for Christmas morning or special occasions. A family treasure recipe!!!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 11 Hr 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For almond twists

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 6
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 can
    8 ounces almond paste
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    chopped almonds, toasted
  • 2 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make almond twists

  • 1
    Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes
  • 2
    Add 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, orange rind, butter, and eggs; beat at low speed of an electric mixer until blended. Beat 4 minutes at medium speed. Add 1 1/2 cups flour; beat at low speed until blended.
  • 3
    Cover and let rise in a warm place (85degrees) free from drafts, 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  • 4
    Combine almond paste, butter, brown sugar, and chopped almonds; stir until blended. Set aside.
  • 5
    Punch dough down, divide dough in half, refrigerate the other portion. Roll dough to a 16 in x 10 inch rectangle. Spread the dough with half of the almond mixture. Fold the dough lengthwise into thirds.,forming a long rectangle. Cut rectangle into sixteen 1 inch strips. Twist each strip and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • 6
    Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks and let cool Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls.

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