Soft Italian Bread Twists Recipe
Prep Time: 15 min + rising time
Cook Time: 10 min
|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|
|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.