Onion Lover's Twist

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 59


3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 package active dry yeast
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 egg

1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 cup finely chopped onion or 1/4 cup instant minced onion
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon sesame seeds or poppy seeds
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika


In large bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast blend well. In small saucepan, heat water, milk and 1/4 cup margarine until very warm (120 to 130°F.). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in remaining 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups flour to form a soft dough. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 95°F.) until light and doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.

Grease large cookie sheet. Melt 1/4 cup margarine in small saucepan stir in remaining filling ingredients. Set aside. Stir down dough to remove all air bubbles. On floured surface, toss dough until no longer sticky. Roll dough into 18 x 12-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle in half crosswise to make two 12 x 9-inch rectangles cut each rectangle into three 9 x 4-inch strips. Spread about 2 tablespoons onion mixture over each strip to 1/2 inch of edges. Bring lengthwise edges of each strip together to enclose filling pinch edges and ends to seal.

On greased cookie sheet, braid 3 rolls together pinch ends to seal. Repeat with remaining 3 rolls for second loaf. Cover let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 25 to 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover dough. Bake 27 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Immediately remove from cookie sheet cool on wire racks.

HIGH ALTITUDE - Above 3,500 feet: No change.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 slice): Calories 130 Protein 3g Carbohydrate 16g Fat 6g Sodium 230mg

PICTURE: Left to right: Onion Lover's Twist, Whole Wheat Raisin Loaf

From "Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off® Cookbook." Copyright 2004 General Mills. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 59
Calories from Fat: 12

This Onion Lover's Twist recipe is from the Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off® Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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