One of the best things about the holidays is getting together with family and friends and enjoying delicious food. I used to make this bread when my children were little. It became a tradition and then my sister started baking it for her children!
It is a fantastic recipe for whatever level of baker you are. Try something new this year and make this crowd pleasing bread!
Happy Holidays & Happy Baking from all of us at the Jones Real Estate Group!
Christmas Twistree Bread
2 3/4 c. sifted flour
1 envelope active dry yeast
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter, softened
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Heat buttermilk, shortening and sugar and 1 teaspoon salt until warm, stirring to melt shortening. Add to dry ingredients; add egg. Beat at low speed 1/2 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make moderately stiff. Turn onto floured board; knead 5 minutes. Cover. Let rest for 10 minutes. Halve dough. Roll one half to 14×6 inch rectangle. Spread with 1 tablespoon butter, sprinkle with red sugar crystals. Fold in half to make narrow rectangle. Cut into 14 – 1 inch strips. Twist each one, arrange on greased baking sheet in tree shape. Repeat with remaining dough but use green sugar crystals. Let rise 1 hour. Bake in 375 oven for 15 minutes; cool. Frost with confectioners’ icing – glaze consistency.