Overnight Danish Twists

You can do it! Serve warm yeast rolls when you prep them the day before.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 27

Twists

2
packages regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
1/2
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
4
cups Gold Medal™ Better for Bread™ flour
1/3
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons salt
1
cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
4
eggs
1
cup milk
1
jar (10 oz) favorite jam or preserves (about 1 cup)

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
3/4
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 tablespoons water or milk

  • 1 In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in flour, granulated sugar and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Separate eggs; refrigerate whites for brushing pastry. Stir yolks and 1 cup milk into flour mixture until soft dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours for proper rising but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll 1 part dough into 9x7-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Cut crosswise into nine 1-inch strips. For each twist, pinch ends of strip together to form ring, stretching strip slightly. Twist to form figure 8. Place at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining 2 parts dough.
  • 3 Beat egg whites; brush over dough. Let rise uncovered at room temperature about 25 minutes or until puffy and loops fill in.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Make an indentation in center of each loop. Fill with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon jam. Brush dough again with egg whites. Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack (place rack on waxed paper to catch glaze drips).
  • 5 In small bowl, mix all Powdered Sugar Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle; drizzle over warm twists.

Expert Tips

For best results, use butter instead of margarine.

Place the glaze in a resealable plastic bag; snip the corner and make quick work out of glazing the rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Twist
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.