Maple Butter Twists


3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons maple syrup
4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
2 to 3 teaspoons whole milk


1In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter to 120° to 130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 70 minutes.
2In a small bowl, combine the first seven filling ingredients; beat for 2 minutes. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half; roll each into a 16x8-in. rectangle. Spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with nuts. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
3With a sharp knife, cut each roll in half lengthwise. Open halves so cut side is up; gently twist ropes together. Transfer to two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Coil into a circle. Tuck ends under; pinch to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
4Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Combine the confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm cakes.

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Total Time
Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
Makes 2 coffee cakes (16 slices each)
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 119 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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