Sourdough Cinnamon Twisters

 Sourdough Cinnamon Twisters

This is an adaptation of my Sourdough Sticks formula.  We have an employee at our family store who's Birthday is today.  The other day as she was eating the Sourdough Sticks she said that is what she wanted for her Birthday.  For some reason I had already came up with this crazy idea of making Twisters.  These ideas just seem to come out of thin air so I don't know where I get them from.  This is another really easy fun bread to make and it was a smashing hit with everyone here at our store.  This is so good I'm making it for Thanksgiving.

Right as the twister come out of the oven I brushed them with melted butter.  Then I sprinkled them with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Eat them while they are warm.  The sugar cinnamon mixture was 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.  The twisters are slightly sweet with a thin crisp crust and a crumb that is light and airy.  You can read about the rest of it on my site here.

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and festive, somehow. Aww....you must have made her day!

ditto that!

kc

When I go to the linked site for the twisters recipe, I get the banner head and the list of topics, and even "Sourdough Twisters" but there's no recipe, no content at all.  What am I doing wrong? 

 I'm not sure.  Try this link so that I can be sure the link is right.

http://oakflatsourdough.homeunix.com/index.php/2009/Bread/twisters.html

I can get the site to work, generally, but the link to twisters does not.  It doesn't work from here, and then I tried your Home - 2009 - Bread and everything seemed to be working.  Then I clicked twisters and THATis where the problem is. Ho ho!

Patricia thanks for trying to find out what is wrong with the twisters link for my site.  I'm not in a mood to try and figure it out so I cut and pasted everything to here.  Lets hope this works.

 

 This is an adaptation of the Sourdough Sticks formula.  We have an employee at our family store who's Birthday is today.  The other day as she was eating the Sourdough Sticks she said that is what she wanted for her Birthday.  For some reason I had already came up with this crazy idea of making Twisters.  These ideas just seem to come out of thin air so I don't know where I get them from.  This is another really easy fun bread to make and it was a smashing hit with everyone here at our store.  This is so good I'm making it for Thanksgiving.  Here is a picture of the dough all twisted up.

Twisters Dought

The dough is basically the same as sourdough sticks but this time I added 2% olive oil.  Here is how I made the dough.

The preferment is made in two builds at 100% hydration.  Here is a list of the rest of the ingredients.

Dough Formula Grams Percent
Flour* 454.55 100%
Water 295.45 65%
Salt 9.09 2%
Preferment 431.82 95%
Olive Oil 9.09 2%
Total 1200 264%

*Flour is 90% bread flour and 10% whole wheat.

I added the preferment to the water and broke it all up.  The flour was added next and was mixed for about a minute then the oil was added.  This was allowed to sit for 30 minutes before the salt was added and the dough was finished mixing.  The dough was turned out into an oiled bowl that is covered with a plate.  It is cold here and I wanted to get things under way so I placed the bowl in a sink of hot water for 30 minutes to get everything warmed up.  The dough was left to ferment for two hours after getting warmed up.  I turned the dough out onto a bed of flour and let it rest a little bit.  Next I cut some pieces of dough off and stretched them out into ropes.  When there are two ropes done you just twist the pieces together.  This is so easy I would have never guessed it could be this easy.  The twisters are then cooked in the oven at 460°F for 25 minutes.  Right as the twister come out of the oven I brushed them with melted butter.  Then I sprinkled them with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Eat them while they are warm.  The sugar cinnamon mixture was 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.  The twisters are slightly sweet with a thin crisp crust and a crumb that is light and airy.

Twisters

 

... for your generous writing-out of the recipe again.  I fear that the hydration/preferment is beyond my experience, but I shall close my eyes to all that and give it a go.  It certainly sounds wonderful, and after all your efforts how can I not at least try!  Thank you again.  Trish

 Trish let us know how it turns out.  Yea all the hydration/preferment stuff is scary but if bread making interests you then you have to start someplace learning about it.  Twisters might be a good bread to learn on since you don't have to shape them into a loaf.  You also get to do many so you can learn as you go.  The dough will like to stick to everything when you are forming the twisters but getting some flour on it will keep it under control, have fun.