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Fri, May 25 2012 post by Lisa

Featured Recipe: Nutty Citrus Twirls

NUTS, NUTS, NUTS and I am not just talking about my family. Today I tried these Nutty Citrus Twirls. We love nuts and we love CITRUS at my house so what a great idea to put them togethe...

NUTS, NUTS, NUTS and I am not just talking about my family. Today I tried these Nutty Citrus Twirls. We love nuts and we love CITRUS at my house so what a great idea to put them together.

First I put a bag of White Bread in the fridge to thaw. I only needed the one loaf and they come in a 3 pack so I baked the other two loaves into bread. I gave one to my neighbors and my kids enjoyed the other after school for a few days.
I took the butter out earlier and let it soften on the counter. I chopped up some Walnuts and Pecans. I grated the orange and lemon rinds then juiced them as well.
I combined powdered sugar, butter and rind until it was blended. Then I realized we did not have a rolling pin as the one we received as a wedding gift 18 years ago was plastic and melted in the dishwasher. This is when I sent my son to borrow one from my neighbor, he returned with a nice wooden rolling pin and a PLATE OF CUPCAKES! Man, I love my neighbors! The kids want to borrow something from them everyday now. So when I returned the rolling pin I included the loaf of bread.

I rolled the dough out to about 14 inch square and spread the filling on half of the dough. I folded the dough over and attempted the 12 EQUAL strips. Do not look too close. I am not going to lye this next part was a little tricky. Twisting went OK, the anchoring and folding to make it TWIRLS not as well. But hey the taste the same. Some looked good some needed some help. It took a little practice on my part.

I covered them with sprayed plastic wrap and let them rise. I baked them for about 12 minutes then put on the GLAZE of the juices and corn syrup. Bake in the oven till golden brown. I removed them to a cooling rack with a tray under to catch all the icing. After they cooled I put on the icing of powered sugar and lemon juice. I added lots more powered sugar as I think I had a little too much lemon juice.

The kiddos were already in bed by the time they were ready. I enjoyed one and loved it. The next morning the kids LOVED having a homemade treat for breakfast. Sorry no pictures of the kids eating them the next morning,I am sure you moms out there are not thinking about taking pictures of your kids eating breakfast before school either.
I hope you enjoy these yummy nutty citrus twirls. Until next time HAPPY BAKING!

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

Nutty Citrus Twirls

1 Loaf Rhodes™ White or Wheat Bread, thawed & risen
Filling:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 grated orange rind
1 grated lemon rind
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

 

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

Glaze:
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice

 

Directions:
Combine powdered sugar, butter and rind. Beat until smooth. Stir in nuts.
Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray and roll dough into a 14-inch square.

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

 

Spread filling over half of the dough. Fold dough over filling.

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

 

Cut into twelve equal strips. Twist each strip 4-5 times. Use a finger to anchor the folded end on sprayed baking sheet. Coil strip around and tuck ends under. Repeat with remaining strips.

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

 

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double (35-45 min).

Mix glaze ingredients and set aside.

Remove wrap. Bake twirls at 350°F 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with glaze.

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

 

Continue baking for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Mix icing to desired consistency and drizzle over cooled twirls.

Make your family go nuts with these Nutty Citrus Twirls.

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Nutty Citrus Twirls

Servings: 12 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 15-20 min

Citrus and nuts combine to make this twisted showy sweet roll a delight to see and eat.

Nutty Citrus Twirls
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Ingredients

1 Loaf Rhodes White or Wheat Bread, thawed & risen
Filling:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 grated orange rind
1 grated lemon rind
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Glaze:
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

Combine powdered sugar, butter and rind. Beat until smooth. Stir in nuts.

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray and roll dough into a 14-inch square. Spread filling over half of the dough. Fold dough over filling. Cut into twelve equal strips.

Twist each strip 4-5 times. Use a finger to anchor the folded end on sprayed baking sheet. Coil strip around and tuck ends under. Repeat with remaining strips.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double (35-45 min). Mix glaze ingredients and set aside.

Remove wrap. Bake twirls at 350°F 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with glaze. Continue baking for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack. Mix icing to desired consistency and drizzle over cooled twirls.

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