Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Torcettini di Saint Vincent/Sugar Crusted Twisted Cookies~~~We Knead To Bake#4

 For our this month's We knead to bake, a monthly baking event started by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, she challenged us to make Torcettini di Saint Vincent aka sugar crusted twisted cookies.This sugar crusted twisted cookies are quite particular coz its neither a biscuit nor cookies, but they are yeasted and goes for a bread like dough,thats the reason these cute cookies are yeasted cookies.Torcettini are the smaller version of torcetti which means small twists, this cookies goes for a teardrop shaped twists made with dough of flour,yeast,butter which is shaped and then rolled in sugar before baking.

Its seems that the origin of these biscuits is believed that a grissini ( the famous Italian breadstick) baker had some leftover butter which he ended up in adding to the last batch of grissini dough and rolled them in sugar and finally he shaped them into loops, this is how torcetti was born. Torcettinis tastes fabulous when served along with coffee or tea, these cookies will be mild in sugar with a wonderful flavour.I prepared my torcettini with coffee powder and orange zest instead of plain one or with chocolate powder. I rolled my torcettini with brown sugar and they came out extremely fabulous and we couldnt stop ourselves munching these beauties.

Today we start our last week of blogging marathon,we have successfully finished three weeks already with three beautiful themes,for the fourth week its going to be crafts or miscellaneous theme.Since craft is not my cup of tea, am going to cover few food events during this whole week.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.



(Adapted from A Baker's Tour by Nick Malgieri)

1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1tsp Instant yeast
1/2tsp Instant coffee powder
1tsp Orange zest
40grms Butter (unsalted,cold and cut into small pieces)
1/2cup Warm water
1/4tsp Salt
1/3cup Brown sugar for rolling the cookies

Take the flour,salt,coffee powder,orange zest in a food processor, pulse it for few minutes, add the butter pieces and pulse it again until the flour mixture looks powdery.

Add the yeast,water and pulse it again to form a ball.Dont over process the dough.

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it well and let the dough rise a bit.

The dough wont really double in volume,it will look puffy after an hour,when you pinch off a bit from the top you can see the interior of the dough looks like honeycomb.

Press the dough and deflate it, wrap it in a cling wrap and refrigerate it for atleast one hour.

Take the dough out, lightly roll it out into a square, cut into four strips, then each strips as 6equal pieces.

Then cut them again to make a total of 24 pieces.

Roll each piece as pencil thick rope, sprinkle little brown sugar on your work surface,roll the rope in it, so the sugar crusts the dough uniformly.

Form the rope into a loop crossing it over before the ends.

Preheat the oven to 325F,place the rolled unbaked torcettini on a baking sheet lined over a baking tray,leaving enough space between them, leave it aside for 20minutes.

Bake them for 25minutes until they gets a nice golden brown crust.

Cool them completely and enjoy with your favourite drink.

65 comments:

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!that looks super delicious and tempting..pass me the plate.

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya! these look so cute must be really tasty too.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Super Cookies Akka.. Looks wonderful and am sure it must taste wonderful too.. :)

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Torcettini looks so perfect Priya...enjoyed munching them...

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cookies, want to taste some right away!

Avika said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so cute and pretty!!!

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so cute.. my son will surely love it.. Will try this recipe soon..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that's really a cute little twisted cookies
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Bergamot said... Reply To This Comment

The cookies look amazing and I must you make some really wonderful dishes. I do not get to comment on all of them but yeah, they are good.

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, these are so cutee Priya!


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Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Torcettini looks so delicious and inviting. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

nice very interesting recipe.

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

i made a chocolate version only Priya but now i regret it. i should have made these too :)

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Cookies look so crispy and beautiful akka

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

These are so cute and love to grab everything from your plate..

Zoe said... Reply To This Comment

These yeasted cookies look so pretty!

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Oh 1 Its cookies !! Thought some bread items... Super cute cookies... Loved the shape !

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

So cute and yummy Priya!

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

Very different type of cookies, looking great.....

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

aaha... looks great.. :)

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good..looks sooper tempting..naan eppo dhaan idha try panna porrenoo.. neriya bookmarked..edhu first nu theriyala..

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super cute

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

wow...
cute and delicious cookies :)
definitely would love to taste some with that tea...

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious cookies. Well explained. Thanks for sharing the lovely recipe.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow... looks so very cute...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Love them..love the simple and elegant presentation..must have tasted super!

Malvecka said... Reply To This Comment

Thz are looking sooo tempting....!!!

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

so appealing :) wonderful photography !

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Super twisted cookies, very cute and tempting.

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

twisted cookies looks very cute... nice recipe

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful cookies sis ......... Nice click

sushmita pandit said... Reply To This Comment

Nice click. I like this recipe. Gonna give it a try . Sushmita

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Wish to have some right now Priya.. They look soo cute :-)

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Si en plus, tes beaux biscuits sont accompagnés de jus d'orange maison, on ne peut pas dire non.
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A bientôt

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute and yummy cookies...

PT said... Reply To This Comment

super shot akka :) love to have it with that drink..

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Simply superb...

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

This can surely be a piece of art! Lovely!

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

The cookies look lovely Priya :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Oh that must taste heavenly.. looks super good and super delicious!!
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Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

inviting cookies..pass me the plate!

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Priya akka, simply superb cookies, wish to munch few now. Yummy!!

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The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

have u tied up with a professional photographer off late, every picture is coming alive, loved the recipe as well, they look delicious, will try out soon

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

They look really yummy Priya!

Ciao
Alessandra

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome pics Priya. These turned out super delicious did they not. I love the pics. Like Pradnya says above they are awesome.

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Priya... nice cookies...

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Looks awesome!Your family members are sooo..lucky Priya.

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

such delicious tempting cookies.

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

torcettini looks so perfect,sounds super delicious.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I agree with Harini Priya, this is surely an art and I love your picture composition..

Spicie Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

These cookies look perfect! I would love a few to dip into my coffee. Yum:)

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious n tempting.
MAHA

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Tbese look fabulous Priya :-), no wonder you couldn't stop munching on these!

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

that looks super tempting

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

wow these look great and like the fish symbol for christianity in the past

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious. Looks amazing!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Orange flavored cookie cum bread, this is my kind of dessert. Bookmarked it.

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE the new look of the blog, Priya - sorry da have not been coming round commenting, but I enjoy all your posts on FB :) And your comments always make me smile <3
This cookie looks seriously cute and tasty - My kutty ponnu would love them!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

yours came out so cute...and they were seriously yummy!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

These looks cute & tempting. Just fantastic!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

So cute cookie, definitely my kids will get attracted.

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe... Love this crunchiness

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly baked priya...loved baking this too

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

I am in love with the cookies. They are beautiful

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Have bookmarked these Priya. They look stunning.