Hi guys! Wanna introduce you to a fresh new recipe made by me. This recipe will have your house smelling like the holiday when baking it. It can serve as a perfect Christmas present for your family,friends and loved ones too. Oh! Did I forget to mention that my brilliant son came up with the flawless name for the recipe when we were looking for a name to give to it. He said to me, “mum, its got to be SWEET CINNAMON TWIX STIX”. When we tried it,the taste was very delicious, really, I am so proud of the outcome.
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon of instant dry yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
6 tbs of softened butter
Zest of one orange
Freshly ground cinnamon.
- In the mixer, add all the dry ingredients.
- Add the warm water in the mixer and start mixing to form the dough.
- Gradually add the butter, one tablespoon at a time. Mix it untill all is well combined and the dough gets so soft and pillowy.
- Roll out the dough.
- In another bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon and orange zest.
- Brush the dough with egg. This will help all the other toppings to stick on the dough.
- Carefully sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the dough, edge to edge.
- Cut it into strips, then loosely twist it and place on a baking sheet.
- Brush the twist with the egg mixture.
- Bake at 400 degrees oven temperature, until it is golden brown. Good to be served with a very chilled drink.
NUTRITIOUS FACTS ABOUT CINNAMON.
Cinnamon is known to have anti oxidant, anti diabetic, anti septic, local anesthetic, anti inflammatory, rubefacient, carminative and anti flatulent properties. Cinnamon has the highest antioxidant strength of all the food sources in nature, even more than choke berry and apples. It contains essential oil such as Eugenol which is employed in the dental and gum treatment procedures. Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon sticks has been found to have anti clotting action, prevents platelet clogging inside the blood vessels, and also helps prevent stroke and artery diseases. It helps aid digestion by increasing gastrointestinal enzyme secretions.This spicy bark is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, vitamin A, niacin, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Some of these minerals are required for cellular metabolism and also important for cell and body fluids that help control heart rate and blood pressure. Thanks for reading, hope you try this out because you really don’t wanna miss out on this particular recipe!