Friday, January 20, 2012

Cream Cheese Braid

Today's recipe is one that you'll have to plan ahead a little bit.  The dough needs to refrigerate overnight.  Stir together yeast, sugar, warm milk and 2 c. flour. Mix together and let sit 1/2 hour.

It should look like this:

Add eggs, salt, sugar and 1 c. flour. Beat till smooth. Add butter in small chunks and beat well. Add flour 1/2 c. at a time to make a dough. Then let rise until double (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours)


Deflate and refrigerate overnight. I covered with plastic wrap.

The next day make your cream cheese filling and egg glaze. The egg glaze is just an egg and one T. milk. 

Mix well.

For the cream cheese filling, place softened cream cheese in bowl.

Beat well.

Add sugar, vanilla and 2 T. of the egg glaze.


Mix well.

Now it's time to roll out the dough. Divide the dough into two pieces. Roll out into a rectanglish shape.

Spread out 1/2 the cream cheese mixture down the center of the dough. Then spread jam (I used my Raspberry Jam) on top of the cream cheese. Using a pizza cutter, cut one inch strips on the sides of dough at an angle.

Fold dough across and press it down.

Place it on a cookie sheet.

Brush with egg glaze.

Repeat with second half of dough. I like to wrap it in freezer paper and freeze for later. Just thaw in the fridge and bake.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Top with cream cheese frosting for extra yumminess.

Cream Cheese Braid

Cream Cheese Braid

Yield: 24
prep time: 60 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 90 M
A delicious cream cheese filled bread.


  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. warm milk
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 - 3 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. Jam (for filling)
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 T. sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 T. egg glaze (see below)
Egg Glaze
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. milk
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 t. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 4 c. powdered sugar


How to cook Cream Cheese Braid

  1. Mix together yeast, 1 T. sugar, milk and 2 c. flour.  Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, salt, the remaining sugar and 1 c. flour. Beat until smooth. 
  3. Add in butter in small chunks and beat well. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time to make a dough. 
  4. Let rise until double (1 1/2 - 2 hours)
  5. Deflate and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Mix together all of the ingredients for the cream cheese filling.
  7. Mix together egg and milk for the egg glaze.
  8. Divide the dough into two pieces and repeat the remaining steps for each piece.
  9. Roll the dough into a rectangle. 
  10. Spread half of the cream cheese filling down the center of the rectangle. Top with 1/2 c. of jam.
  11. At an angle, slice 1 inch strips into the dough each side of the filling.
  12. Fold over the sliced strips across the filling to form a "braid"
  13. Brush egg glaze on top. 
  14. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
  15. While bread is baking, mix together all ingredients for the cream cheese frosting. 
  16. Drizzle frosting over bread while still warm.
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  1. Pure heaven! I need this with my cup of coffee NOW! LOL! Its pretty too, would make a nice gift.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  2. Oh my gosh! I would eat this entire thing! It looks delicious!!!

  3. Oh what heaven!! I almost licked my computer screen, lol!

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  5. This looks so good. I love any type of carb homemade. Always so much better! I am having a feature Friday Linky Party and would love for you to join in the fun.

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  6. Well this looks absolutely delicious!!

  7. Mmmmm! Thanks so much for sharing at shine on fridays!

  8. This looks really yummy! I am going to have to try this at some point! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Monday!

  9. Mmm I have to make this! I used to work in a bakery in Chicago and one of the ladies would make these for us, they were gone in mintues!! I'm your newest follower I'd love it if you could follow me back :)

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  11. This was sooo good, thanks for linking up- this was my personal recipe feature from last week!