Recipe #1002  

French Onion Whole Wheat Twist

French Onion Whole Wheat Twist Recipe | Holiday and Specialty Breads | <p>Two large loaves with a familiar, delicious flavor.&nbsp;This recipe has earned the goodfibes&trade; seal indicating it is a good source of fiber.</p>

Makes: 2 twists, about 12 servings each
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Proof Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Two large loaves with a familiar, delicious flavor. This recipe has earned the goodfibes™ seal indicating it is a good source of fiber.

1-1/4 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup prepared French onion dip
5 eggs, divided
2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons chopped ranch flavored almonds OR sunflower seeds
1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Smoked Paprika


Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixer bowl and let sit 5 minutes to soften yeast. Add whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, dip and 4 eggs; beat for 2 minutes. Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes on lightly floured surface. Place in a greased bowl turning once to coat; cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Punch down and divide into 4 pieces. Form each piece into a 12-inch long rope. Twist 2 ropes together and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining two ropes. Brush each with a beaten egg; sprinkle evenly with almonds and paprika. 

Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.

Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving:
Serving Size: 1 slice; (about 1/25 of recipe)
Serving weight: 2 ounces (56g) 
Calories 140; Total fat 2.5 g; Saturated fat 1 g; 
Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 230 mg; Carbohydrates 23 g; 
Dietary fiber 2.4 g (1.2 g/oz); Sugars 2 g; Protein 5 g