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Domino's Cinnatwists and Garlic Twisty Bread

Posted by Rudy2 at recipegoldmine.com

Source: Posted by Chef Chad (Houston, Texas)

I haven't had their Cinnatwists yet (and I probably won't to be truthful... I won't give them any more of my money again... besides, there's a heck of a lot better pizza places out there besides Domino's). But when I worked there several years ago, any kind of the "twisty" side items that Domino's served (i.e. their garlic twisty bread) was made out of their regular hand tossed pizza dough.

Here's what we did (for example) to make the Garlic Twisty Bread... we took a medium sized pizza dough ball and "slapped" it out into a round like we would to make a pizza... but instead of saucing it and making a pizza, we took each dough prep and cut it into 1-inch strips using a pizza cutter. Each strip was then held at one end, while the other end was twisted by three one-half turns (or easier, three "flips" of the dough strip). The twisted strips were then placed on a baking rack and run through the oven one time. When baked, the twisted bread strips were coated or basted with butter and then sprinkled with a garlic/herb seasoning... voila!... Domino's Twisty Bread.

Now, I'm guessing that they are doing the exact same thing with these Cinnatwist things, except they are sprinkling some kind of cinnamon/sugar topping on them instead of using a garlic/herb seasoning. Try this... go to the store and get a roll of unbaked pizza crust (i.e. Pillsbury). Roll it out and cut it into the strips like I described above. Make the twists in each one and then bake until golden brown according to package directions. When they get out of the oven, immediately brush with a generous amount of melted butter. Prepare a desired amount of Cinnamon/Sugar mixture (probably 4 parts sugar to 1 part ground cinnamon) and shake well to combine. Roll the buttered twisty breads in the Cinnamon/Sugar mixture and serve warm. The end product will probably be very similar to Domino's Cinnatwists. Enjoy!

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