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Candy Cane Twists

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  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Warm milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Quartered red candied cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Red food coloring 1 Teaspoon

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 2 cups flour, warm milk, sugar, salt, butter, egg, and yeast mixture in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Knead in cherries. Let rise a second time until double€”about 30 minutes.
6 Divide in half. Roll each into a 7 x 12-inch rectangle. Working on the long side, cut twelve 1-inch strips (this makes 12 canes).
7 Twist. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet. Shape into canes. Press ends of canes firmly down.
8 Brush with melted butter. Cover; let rise until double€”about 20 minutes.
9 Bake in a preheated 375°F oven about 12 minutes or until done.
10 If desired, make Confectioners' Icing. Divide in half; place in 2 separate bowls. Put red food coloring in one bowl; mix thoroughly. Frost with Confectioners' Icing while warm. With red icing, make stripes after white has set.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3650 Calories from Fat 659

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 75 g115.5%

Saturated Fat 43 g215.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 384 mg128%

Sodium 1170.3 mg48.8%

Total Carbohydrates 678 g226.2%

Dietary Fiber 16.7 g66.6%

Sugars 263.8 g

Protein 68 g135.9%

Vitamin A 44.7% Vitamin C 0.07%

Calcium 26% Iron 148.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Candy Cane Twists Recipe