Cherry and White Chocolate Almond Twist

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 157


1/2 cup maraschino cherry
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 1/4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
White Chocolate Almond Topping (Below)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup maraschino cherry, well drained
Cherry Glaze(Below), if desired
White Chocolate Almond Topping:
1/2 cup chopped white baking chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds
2 tablespoons sugar
Cherry Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 4 teaspoons reserved maraschino cherries juice


Drain ½ cup cherries thoroughly reserve 2 to 4 teaspoons cherry juice for Cherry Glaze.

Measure carefully, placing ½ cup cherries and remaining ingredients except White Chocolate Almond Toppi9n, 2 tablespoons margarine, ¼ cup cherries and Cherry Glaze in bread matching pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycles.

Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface. Prepare White Chocolate Almond Topping.

Grease large cookie sheet. Roll dough into 15 X 10-inch rectangle. Spread 2 tablespoons margarine over dough. Sprinkle with topping and ¼ cup cherries press into dough. Roll up dough, beginning at 15-inch side. Place on cookie sheet.

Cut roll lengthwise in half. Place halves filling sides up and side by side, on cookie sheet twist together gently and loosely. Pinch ends to fasten. Cover and let rise in warm place about 45 minutes or until double.

Heat oven to 350°. Back 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool. Drizzle with Cherry Glaze.

For White Chocolate Almond Topping:
Mix all ingredients.

For Cherry Glaze:
Mix ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

1 slice: 200 calories (55 calories from fat) 6g fat (2g saturated) 0mg cholesterol 190mg sodium 34g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber) 4g protein.

Be sure to use a sharp knife when cutting the roll lengthwise in half. This will help prevent the filling from pulling on the knife during cutting.

Cut roll lengthwise in half. Place halves, filling side up and side by side, on cookie sheet twist together gently and loosely.

Did You Know
Maraschino cherries (pronounced either mar-uh-skee-nog or mar-uh-shee-noh) can be made from any variety of cherry, but the Royal Ann is most often used. The cherries are pitted and then marinated in flavored sugary syrup. Almond flavoring is sometimes added to red cherries, and mint flavoring is sometimes added to green cherries. The cherries are then dyed with government-approved red or green dye, so they are safe to eat.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 157
Calories from Fat: 38

This Cherry and White Chocolate Almond Twist recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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