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Butter Nut Twists

 Butter Nut Twists
My mother has been using this recipe for the last 45 years for special occasions and the holidays. She taught my sister and me how to make the twists so we can carry on the tradition for our families. —Joyce Hallisey, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina
72 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups ground walnuts (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, mix
  • the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add the
  • buttermilk, eggs and yeast mixture; stir to form a soft dough. Cover
  • with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  • In another bowl, mix the filling ingredients. Punch down dough;
  • divide into three portions. On a sugared surface, roll one portion
  • into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Sprinkle 1/3 cup filling lengthwise
  • down one half of the dough. Fold dough in half over filling, forming
  • a 12-in. x 4-1/2 -in. rectangle; pat down to press filling into
  • dough. Seal edges.

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Butter Nut Twists (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Sprinkle an additional 1/3 cup filling down one half of the folded
  • dough. Fold in half again, forming a 12-in. x 2-1/4-in. rectangle.
  • Press to form a 12-in. x 4-in. rectangle. Cut into twenty-four
  • 1/2-in. slices. Repeat with remaining dough and additional filling.
  • Twist each slice one time and roll in remaining filling; place 2 in.
  • apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks; serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 6
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 105 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.