Soft Italian Bread Twists Recipe

Serves: 12

Yield: 12 twists
Prep Time: 15 min + rising time
Cook Time: 10 min


1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour ( add more flour if needed)
2/3 cup warm water (120∞ to 130∞)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


In a food processor, combine the sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt, yeast and 2 cups flour. Cover and process for 5-10 seconds. While processing, gradually add warm water and oil in a steady stream. Process for 1 minute or until smooth and elastic. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed.

Turn onto a floured surface. Roll into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into 12 strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise; twist each strip several times. Pinch ends to seal. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder, paprika and remaining salt. Brush some over dough. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning or Parmesan cheese if desired. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter mixture. Yield: 1 dozen.


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