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My friend Annette posted a question on her Facebook status recently. It seemed like a great Sharing Memories prompt! So here is Annette's question:
I've never heard of fried bread dough and would love to know more! My mother wasn't a very good cook and I only recall having the same dessert night after night - apples baked in the oven with brown sugar. I hated them. Still despise baked apples to this day.
My sister claims we had apple pies on the weekend but I don't remember any.
One thing my mom did make about three times a year were Sour Cream Twists. I loved those! I asked her years ago for the recipe and she claimed she never made them. Funny thing though, after she passed away I took her recipe box home with me and guess what I found? Her Sour Cream Twist recipe.
I was quite excited and wanted to try making them so I set the recipe card aside. And in an odd twist of fate (co-incidence? destiny?) the card disappeared before I could type the recipe out or try it. That was two years ago and I've never found it. If anyone knows how to make Sour Cream Twists I'd sure like the recipe!
They were like bread dough, kind of looped and then braided into 4" or 5" strips, then dipped in sugar. And obviously they had sour cream in them! I'm not much help and my sister doesn't remember them so I can't provide any more details.
What was your favourite dessert growing up?