Ingredients

  • 11/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 11/2 Cups warm water
  • 1/2 Ounce active dry yeast
  • 11/2 Cups California raisins
  • 11/2 Teaspoons salt
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 21/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 11/4 Cups California raisins
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11/4 Cups granulated sugar

Procedure

1. In mixer bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water (110°F – 115°F). Sprinkle yeast over; stir in 1 1/2 cups raisins. Let stand until thin layer of foam covers surface, about 5 minutes.
2. Beat in salt and oil. Add flours, alternately, until stiff dough forms. Change to dough hook and knead until smooth and silky, adding flour as needed.
3. Cover and allow to rise until double in bulk. Punch down and divide into six 8-ounce balls. Wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
4. Roll out one ball at a time. Divide 1 1/4 cups raisins and sprinkle over 3 sheets.
5. Combine cinnamon with sugar and sprinkle over all. Top each with second sheet.
6. Cut each stack into 8 strips. Fasten ends together securely and twist.
7. Brush with oil and roll in cinnamon sugar.
8. Arrange on oiled baking sheet. Repeat until all dough is used.
9. Bake at 450°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 15%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 0.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 120; Potassium 211; Total Carbohydrate 44; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 23; Protein 4; Calcium 17; Iron 1;

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