Overnight Danish Twists

Overnight Danish Twists

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

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packages regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
cups Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour
cup granulated sugar
teaspoons salt
cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
cup milk
jar (10 oz) favorite jam or preserves (about 1 cup)
Powdered Sugar Glaze
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla
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.
Makes 27 twists
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Twist)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.