Friday, February 06, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Twists

When I lived on the Upper East Side, each morning I'd stop by the old Lexington Ave. location of Amy's Bread on the way to work. A tiny shop, it was filled with all sorts of goodies. Breads of course -- baguettes, whole wheat, sourdoughs, semolinas -- but what really lured me were the sweeter breakfast treats. The offerings changed daily, so a Monday might offer a French Blueberry muffin; Wednesday, perhaps a Zucchini Carrot Apple muffin; and Fridays always -- always!-- Cinnamon Challah knots.

So I would pop in and a few minutes later, I'd have my breakfast treat wrapped up happily in my hand. Already, the workday seemed brighter.

So when I realized that The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread had been released, I had to get my hands on it. And when I got my hands on it, I baked the Cinnamon Raisin Twists.

So delicious and irresistable! Chewy, buttery, warm and sweet (but not too sweet)! I polished off most of this batch -- in fact, I hid the last twist from everyone else in the house so I could have it to myself.

Interested? Browse The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread and even take a sneak peek at the Cinnamon Raisin Twist recipe.


Ben said...

With a treat like that the start of any day would seem brighter. Thanks for the story and the links, for some reason this post has lifted my spirit today, It must be the thought of that delicious piece of bread :-p

Snooky doodle said...

these look delicous ! I m a cinnamon sucker :)

breadchick said...

OH boy! Those look great!!! I'm thinking I have to be up that direction next week... may have to stop in and have something for you.

Linda said...

I just this morning put that book on my Wishlist at Amazon and reserved it at my library to see if I really want it. I will definitely make the Twists--yours look amazing.