2. Begin by thawing a dozen of Mel-O-Cream’s Cinnamon Twists frozen dough
3. Do not pull the layers open like this picture here. As you can see, the cinnamon layer is tucked snuggly in the middle to preserve this aromatic spice even when twisting the dough.
4. Stretch the dough gently; roll the dough against a hard, clean surface so that the twist elongates to approximately twice its size.
5. It’s entirely up to you as to how loose or tight you want the twist in the dough. Arrange the dough on your surface so that it is horizontal.
6. Next, take both ends and carefully bend the ends so that it make an arch shape.
7. Now delicately cross one end over the other. Adjust the dough so that both ends are even and the opening is not lop-sided.
8. You want to make sure that there is enough space at the top. Otherwise, the opening may close together when baking. This space is approximately 1.5 inches in diameter.
9. Proof your ribbons for 30 minutes. After proofing, you’ll still need to fry them on both sides just as you would with regular yeast-raised donuts.
10. The visibility of the twists is dependent upon how tightly you twist the dough.
11. April 22 nd is Earth Day. Celebrate environmental awareness by bringing a dozen of these to your eco-friendly home.
12. Throwing a Welcome Home Party for your favorite soldier? A couple dozen of these yellow-ribbon doughnuts is sure to be a memorable treat!
13. You or someone you know participating in the Think Pink Walk this October? Bring a couple boxes of these donuts to the finish line and see how quickly they’ll vanish.
14. April is also Autism Awareness Month. But that doesn’t mean you can’t show your support for the cause all-year round. These are great for support group get-togethers, fundraisers, and other Autism- related events.
15. Does your child’s school participate in Red Ribbon Week or D.A.R.E.? How about Red-Ribbon donuts?