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Maple Butter Twists

 Maple Butter Twists
My stepmother passed on the recipe for this delicious yeast coffee cake that's shaped into pretty rings. When I make it for friends, they always ask for seconds. -June Gilliland, Hope, Indiana
32 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In
  • a saucepan, heat milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry
  • ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat on medium for

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Directions (continued)

  • 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn
  • onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7
  • minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover
  • and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 70 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven filling ingredients; beat
  • for 2 minutes. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured
  • surface. Divide in half; roll each into a 16-in. x 8-in. rectangle.
  • Spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with nuts. Roll
  • up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
  • With a sharp knife, cut each roll in half lengthwise. Open halves so
  • cut side is up; gently twist ropes together. Transfer to two greased
  • 9-in. round baking pans. Coil into a circle. Tuck ends under; pinch
  • to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45
  • minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10
  • minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Combine the confectioners'
  • sugar, maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve desired
  • consistency; drizzle over warm cakes. Yield: 2 coffee cakes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 119 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.