Mock Sourdough Bread Twists (no sourdough starter!)
Sourdough bread without all the hours of work and made without sourdough starter in the form of adorable and addicting little bread twists!
Prep Time 1hour30minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour50minutes
Servings 1-1/2 dozen
1pkg1/4-oz active dry yeast (2-1/2 teaspoons)
3tablespoonscoconut sugaror brown sugar
4-1/2 to 5cupswhite whole wheat flour
Melted butter for brushing
In the bowl of a large stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes until foamy, then whisk in sugar, oil, yogurt, and salt until smooth. Add 4 cups flour to mixer, and mix on medium speed, adding additional flour by the tablespoon until dough is smooth and pulls away from sides of bowl.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead several minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch risen dough down and divide into 18 portions. Roll each portion into a 12-in rope and twist several times. Place twists on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes until doubled in size.
Remove plastic wrap and bake twists at 375F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush twists with melted butter. Enjoy twists warm from the oven!