Soft Bacon Twists

Developed several years ago as a recipe for the Active Dry yeast package, this recipe is made even easier today by pre-cooked bacon that can be microwaved, then allowed to cool and be crumbled.


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

24 twists

Prep Time

20 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour 25 minutes

Bake Time

12 to 13 minutes

Ingredients


  • 2 cups warm water(100° to 110°F)
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 5-1/4 to 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked, cooled, and crumbled
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Sesame, poppy, or caraway seeds (optional)

Directions


Measure warm water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add sugar, salt, margarine, and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in bacon and enough remaining flour to make stiff dough. On lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.

Punch dough down; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 equal pieces. Roll each into a 12-inch rope. Fold in half and twist together. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Beat egg yolk and cold water; brush on twists. Sprinkle with sesame, poppy, or caraway seed, if desired. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until done.  Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire rack.