Friday, December 10, 2004

Twisting the Day Away

I think the original recipe read: Crisco, Sour cream, yeast. Knead. Bake 375 for 20 min, in my Great Grandmother’s cryptic hand.

Somehow, through years and dozens of trial batches, we have translated this into our family’s favorite holiday treat: The German Twist.

The ingredient list is a bit more extensive, mind you, and there are about 37 steps and 4 days worth of preparations missing from the original recipe, but the annual toil is well worth it once you’ve tried these little twists of cinnamon heaven.

I am knee deep in the rising process now, making a batch for my Gramp who will not only appreciate the warmth in his belly when he receives them, but the warmth in his heart knowing what I went through to make them.


ver said...

Look at these swanky new digs!!

And, um, I've heard that German Twists are really, really easy to put in a little box, secure, and send via the U.S. Postal Service to the San Francisco Bay Area.

That's just what I've heard.

Tracey said...

Why thank you! Needs some sidebar work and new carpet, but other than that, it's home now.

A little lovin' from SubD's oven, you say? You, my dear, are definitely Twist Worthy!