Do you know what 2020 gave us? A WHOLE lot more time in the kitchen. And while some of us took to breadmaking, others around the office delved into the sweeter side of baking. Because, really, we just couldn’t get our hands on any sourdough starter… But, hey, it’s paying dividends now! 

While this year was unexpected and took plenty of turns, we’re actually pretty thankful for the time we had at home. The time we had to spend with family and hang out with friends (virtually) more often, the time to catch up on shows and books and podcasts, or simply the time that we had to learn a new recipe.

This whole year had a *twist* and so does this recipe, but we assure you it’s easy and fun for the entire family to make and perfect for every holiday occasion. 

Plus, it pairs well with our 2020 holiday cocktail from our resident mixologist. Check that out here. Happy holidays, everyone, and we hope you enjoy them — even if it’s with that 2020 twist.

Cinnamon Pastry Twist Ingredients:

Cinnamon Pastry Twist Instructions:

  1. Thaw the puff pastry, following directions on the package
  2. Preheat the oven to 375Fº and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Remove the pastry from its packaging and roll it out to about ½ centimeter thick between two sheets of parchment paper
  4. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together and then sprinkle in an even layer onto the rolled pastry
  5. Take one-third of the pastry and bring it toward the center to create a fold. Then, fold the other edge over the top of this fold to create three layers
  6. Cut the pastry into strips from the short end, about 1 inch wide, so that there are about 12 pieces
  7. Twist each piece, exposing the different layers and sugar-cinnamon mixture, and place them onto the prepared baking sheet
  8. Bake for 17-18 minutes or until golden and puffed. Serve warm or at room temperature

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients:

Vanilla Glaze Instructions:

  1. Whisk the ingredients together until completely smooth, adding more orange juice if necessary
  2. Drizzle over the cinnamon twists or pour into a bowl and serve for dipping 

Recipe and photo credits to BAKED the blog.