Orange Cinnamon Vanilla Pastry – Guest Post
This nest of pastry is layered, buttery, soft-centered. It has crisp edges, sweet filling, a wisp of orange.
Doesn’t that sound like the type of deliciousness you’d enjoy?
It starts with time and warmth…so many good things start with this simple combination.
To make this twisted sister you need yeast, water, eggs, honey, and flour…lots of flour. You need love in your hands. Add butter. Always.
You also need Vietnamese cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, vanilla beans scraped from the pod and orange zest. I used a Cara Cara orange because it was the best organically grown option available at my local market.
You’ll need to summon your Zen self: patient mind and gentle, confident paws. Plus flour. Don’t forget the flour for your work surface.
Orange nail polish is optional.
This recipe is perfect for a brunch party since the dough recipe will yield three twisted sisters. The dough will keep in the refrigerator for four days covered but not sealed tightly (let it breathe). Enough dough for three twisted sisters will give you plenty of twisting, coiling practice plus you can experiment with different fillings. The filling recipe will yield enough for one twisted sister…multiply it for multiples or experiment with your own version. Enjoy!
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