Makes 12 twists.
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes FLEISCHMANN’S RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup water
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 egg white, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Grated Parmesan cheese or SPICE ISLANDS Poppy Seed
or Sesame Seed, optional
In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat water and milk until very warm (120 to 130oF); stir into flour mixture. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 14-inch rope; fold each rope in half and pinch ends to seal. Twist each rope two to three times. Place on large greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
Brush with egg white mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, poppy seed, or sesame seed, if desired. Bake at 400oF for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet; let cool on wire racks.
Serving size: 1 twist
calories 218; total fat 6g; saturated fat 4g;
cholesterol 19mg; sodium 400mg; total carbohydrate 31g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 9g.