German Sour Cream Twists Recipe

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German Sour Cream Twists
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  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110o to 115o)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat in the egg, egg yolks, sour cream, vanilla and yeast mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Place three ungreased baking sheets in the refrigerator.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over a clean work surface. On the sugared surface, roll half of dough into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle (refrigerate remaining dough until ready to use). Sprinkle rectangle with 4 teaspoons sugar; fold into thirds.
  3. Give dough a quarter turn and repeat rolling, sugaring and folding two more times. Roll into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Cut into twelve 1-in.-wide strips; twist. Place on chilled baking sheets. Repeat with remaining sugar and dough.
  4. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  5. For icing, combine confectioners' sugar and cream. Dip twists into icing or drizzle icing over twists. Yield: 2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 538.44 Kcal (2254 kJ)
Calories from fat 90.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.09g 16%
Cholesterol 30.92mg 10%
Sodium 112.73mg 5%
Potassium 40.4mg 1%
Total Carbs 104.08g 35%
Sugars 46.02g 184%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 1%
Protein 6.27g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 18.2mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 300.17 Kcal (1257 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.62g 16%
Cholesterol 17.24mg 10%
Sodium 62.84mg 5%
Potassium 22.52mg 1%
Total Carbs 58.02g 35%
Sugars 25.65g 184%
Dietary Fiber 0.18g 1%
Protein 3.49g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 10.2mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.5
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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