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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Beautiful cookies, want to taste some right away!

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. Torcettini looks so delicious and inviting. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  9. nice very interesting recipe.

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

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  11. Cookies look so crispy and beautiful akka

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

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  13. These yeasted cookies look so pretty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. so appealing :) wonderful photography !

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  23. Super twisted cookies, very cute and tempting.

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  24. twisted cookies looks very cute... nice recipe

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

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

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

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

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  29. Simply superb...

    Todays recipe: http://www.7aumsuvai.com/2013/04/vendhaya-kali.html

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  30. This can surely be a piece of art! Lovely!

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  31. The cookies look lovely Priya :)

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  32. Oh that must taste heavenly.. looks super good and super delicious!!
    Sowmya
    Event - Bake Fest
    Event - Celebrate - Summer

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  33. inviting cookies..pass me the plate!

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

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/2-minutes-eggless-chocolate-cake.html

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  35. 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

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  36. They look really yummy Priya!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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

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

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  39. such delicious tempting cookies.

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  40. torcettini looks so perfect,sounds super delicious.

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

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

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  43. Looks delicious n tempting.
    MAHA

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

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

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  46. Absolutely delicious. Looks amazing!

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

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  48. 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!

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

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  50. So cute cookie, definitely my kids will get attracted.

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  51. Awesome recipe... Love this crunchiness

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  52. perfectly baked priya...loved baking this too

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  53. I am in love with the cookies. They are beautiful

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  54. Have bookmarked these Priya. They look stunning.

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