polish twist (thief boys)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Linda P
from Cincinnati, OH

Grandma's favorite.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4 dozen
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For polish twist (thief boys)

  • 1 1/2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, divided
  • 2 1/3 c
    sugar, divided
  • 3/4 c
    hot milk
  • 5 c
    all purpose flour, divided
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground

How To Make polish twist (thief boys)

  • 1
    Mix yeast, sugar and warm water together. Set aside
  • 2
    Combine 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Add hot milk and stir until butter is melted. Add to yeast mixture.
  • 3
    Add 2 cups flour and beat until smooth; beat in eggs. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Melt remaining 1 cup butter and place in a small bowl. Place remaining sugar in a small bowland mix with 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Place nuts in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Divide dough into fourths. Shape each fourth into 12 inch rolls. Divide each roll into 12 pieces, and shape each piece into a 7-inch rope. Dip each into melted butter, then sugar & cinnamon mixture, then butter, then chopped nuts. Fold each rope into half; twist to make a braid. Place on greased baking sheet and cover. Let rise until double, about 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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