Sesame Twist

Sesame Twist is a simple quick bread which is simple to make without having to wait for rising time. It is good for after school snack.

I would recommend the Sesame Twist to be enjoyed with a bowl of soup or a simple mayo dip. This is because it is quite dense and a bit dry to eat on it’s own.



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted & cooled
  • 2 large eggs, each in a separate bowl, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted


Click on the link below for the instructions.


Put the oven racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 450F.

_MG_7451_edited-1Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
_MG_7452_edited-1Whisk together the butter, 1 egg and sour cream in another bowl.
_MG_7455_edited-1Add the wet egg/sour cream/butter mixture to the flour mixture. Stir with a fork until a dough just begin to form (dough might be moist).
_MG_7456_edited-1Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and kneed gently 6 times.
_MG_7458_edited-1Pat out dough on a floured surface with floured hands, reflouring surface if necessary, and form dough into a 12 inch log.
_MG_7459_edited-1Cut the log into 16 equal pieces.
_MG_7462_edited-1Roll each piece into an 8 inch rope using well floured hands, then fold rope loosely in half.
_MG_7464_edited-1Twist the rope once, holding both ends to twist.
_MG_7465_edited-1Arrange twists 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets, pressing ends against baking sheet to prevent unraveling.
_MG_7466_edited-1Brush tops of twists with remaining egg.
_MG_7467_edited-1Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.
_MG_7468_edited-1Bake until golden, 10-12 minutes. Switch baking sheets position (top to bottom and vice versa) halfway during the baking time for even baking. Transfer the twists to metal racks and cool completely. This recipe makes 16 twists.

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  1. EuroYank

    how about a nice cheese cake recipie using philadelphia cheese. a cheese cake that melts in your mouth and is as light as air, and try eating that with a chopstick!

  2. xun

    The pictures are more and more appealing. No other site has such combination of delightful, high quality pictures and really detailed recipes and instructions.

    One place I would refrain visiting when I am hungry.

  3. Suanne

    Hi Xun: I’ve always enjoyed your blog and hope you blog more often! I can relate to what you write because I had kids too of my own. Thanks for your feedback.

    Hi EuroYank: That sounds sooooo delicious! Is there such as recipe? Maybe I’ll try to find out.

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