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No-Knead Water-Rising Twists

These simple twists take no time at all. The cinnamon and nuts give a delightful flavor and crunch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 twists
Calories 302kcal


  • 2 ½ to 3 ½ cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, ½ cup of the sugar, salt and yeast; blend well.
  • In small saucepan, heat milk and margarine until very warm (120 to 130°F.). Add warm liquid, vanilla and eggs to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in remaining 1 ½ to 2 ½ cups flour to form a soft dough. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes. (Dough will be sticky.)
  • Grease 2 large cookie sheets. In small bowl, combine nuts, remaining ½ cup sugar and cinnamon; blend well. Drop about ¼ cup dough into nut mixture; thoroughly coat. Stretch dough to about 8 inches in length; twist into desired shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover, let rise in warm place, about 15 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 375°F.. Uncover dough. Bake 8 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. Serve warm.


Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury®


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg