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Sweet and Savory Twist Bread

Makes: 24 servings Yield: 2 loaves (24 servings total)
Prep 45 mins Rise 30 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins
Sweet and Savory Twist Bread
Ingredients
  • 1 16  ounce  loaf frozen wheat bread dough
  • 1 16  ounce  loaf frozen white bread dough
  • 1/4  cup  chopped raisins
  • 1/4  cup  chopped pecans
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cracked black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1  egg
  • 1  tablespoon  water
  •  Sea salt (optional)
Directions

1. Thaw dough according to package directions. Grease two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a small bowl combine raisins, pecans, and cinnamon. Divide wheat dough loaf in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half into a 9x8-inch rectangle; sprinkle evenly with half of the raisin mixture and press into dough. Starting from a long side, roll up rectangle into a rope, pinching edges to seal. Repeat with the remaining wheat dough and the remaining raisin mixture.

2. Divide white dough loaf in half. In a custard cup combine rosemary, black pepper, and red pepper. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half into a 9x8-inch rectangle; sprinkle evenly with half of the pepper mixture. Starting from a long side, roll up rectangle into a rope, pinching edges to seal. Repeat with the remaining white dough and the remaining pepper mixture. In another small bowl whisk together egg and the water. Brush the four ropes with egg mixture. If desired, sprinkle white ropes with sea salt.

3. Twist one wheat and one white rope together to form a loaf, pressing ends together to seal. Repeat with the remaining two ropes. Place each loaf in a prepared loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Prepare as directed in Steps 1 through 3, except after shaping dough and covering loosely, chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed in Step 4.
Nutrition Facts (Sweet and Savory Twist Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 113,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 197,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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