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June 23, 2015 / mintcustard

Trail mix twists.

Trail mix twists.

Trail mix twists.

Trail mix is delicious, enriched dough pastries are also delicious. Combine the two together and I am in heaven. Well, that may be a slight overstatement but I’m certainly pleased with how well they turned our, the crunch they provide and the fact that they are a lighter version too.


325g strong white bread flour

30g caster sugar

35g butter

1/2 egg

1/2 tsp salt

90ml warm milk

75ml warm water

1 tsp dried yeast or small thumb of fresh yeast


25g softened butter

25g soft brown sugar

75g trail mix

Trail mix ready to sprinkle.

Trail mix ready to sprinkle.

How to …….

Pre heat oven to 375f / 190C

  1. Place the warm water in a jug and stir in a sprinkle of sugar and the yeast. Leave out of any drafts until the yeast has doubled in size.
  2. Into a large bowl sieve the flour and stir in the sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the flour and rub in until the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Pour in the warm milk and stir to begin to incorporate, now add the beaten egg and the yeast mixture. Using a round bladed knife mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Using your hands knead the dough gently but effectively for 5 minutes or so until the dough becomes smooth and silky. The dough is very soft and “loose” you may need more flour on your work surface as you work it.
  5. Make the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with a damp cloth. Leave for an hour and a half until well risen.
  6. Knock back (punch the dough in the middle to deflate it) and let it rise again for another 45 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to approximately 15cm x 20 cm.
  8. Cover the lower half of the dough with the butter and brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle the dough with the trail mix.
  9. Fold the dough over to form and envelope.
  10. Cut the dough into 12 thin strips, twist and lay on a baking tray and allow to rise for a further 30 minutes.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Once cool, drizzle with icing. Put on the kettle and treat yourself to elevensies.

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