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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cream Cheese Bread

This recipe has become a favorite of our family. My mom started making this many years ago and once I got over my fear of yeast I began making it too. The thing is, this bread tastes like it is very hard to make, but really it is not. I will tell you that it takes practice and it doesn't always turn out the same. Regardless, I continue to make it multiple times each year. But mostly I make it at Christmas time. And there is ONE other specific time that we make this bread...

That's right, Natalie has not had a birthday cake since 2006. It is ALWAYS a plate of Cream Cheese Bread.

The girls love this bread so much that they have requested it for Christmas gifts to give their teachers at school. I also make it for various parties we have throughout the season. It has become a favorite and I've had requests for the recipe, so here you go all!

Cream Cheese Bread

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

5 tsp. yeast

1/2 cup warm water

4 cups flour

Stir sour cream over low heat in a sauce pan. Add sugar, salt, and butter. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. In a mixing bowl add warm water then sprinkle yeast over the top and let dissolve. When dissolved add sour cream mixture, eggs, and flour. This dough will be sticky. Do not add any more than 4 cups of flour.

Now cover and refrigerate overnight.

Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each into an 8x12 rectangle.

Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture:

Mix 2 pkgs cream cheese (softened)

3/4 cup sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla

Spread 1/4 of cream chees mixture on each rectangle. Roll into log form, slite each roll diagonally across the top 3 times. Arrange on a greased jelly roll pan. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Cover with glaze while loaves are still warm.


2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. milk

2 tsp. vanilla

Who knows? Maybe she would even like this recipe...


5th Grade Blog said...

I am very thankful that I was one of the lucky ones to receive this yummy treat!Natalie told me all about the birthday request for this. -Kaitlen

Jodi said...

Thanks for the recipe! I've been meaning to ask you for it because everytime I see pics of it my mouth waters! Also....great Picnik picture!

Steph said...

We are very thankful for you, Kaitlen, as Natalie's teacher!! And Jodi, I am becoming so addicted to Picnik it is ridiculous! It is so fun!! :)

Mrs. Huxman's 5th Grade Class said...

My mouth watered last year when I received the bread at Christmas. It is amazing stuff. So glad to have the recipe. I think you should send the recipe to PW. Who knows, it may make her list of Must Have recipes. One more recipe I look forward to making:)

Rice Family said...

I LOVE your cream cheese bread. But no way am I making it. It looks way too hard to me. Plus it might take away the joy of eating at Christmas every year.

Shannon said...

OH Steph!! YUM!! Thank you so much!! It does look hard but I know it's worth it! I love it. When I took some home with me this Christmas, I didn't get a single crumb, the children all ate it up and wanted more!

Jill said...

What a fun blog, Steph! I'm going to attempt the cream cheese bread for a baby shower on Saturday - it looks so yummy! (And the bakery is only minutes away if I fail. :))

Steph said...

Hi Jill!! Good luck with the bread! You will do great, I am sure. Let me know how it goes!

Jill said...

It was definitely a success - and easier than I thought it might be. One of my friends said, "I'm pretty sure this is what they'll serve in heaven." I had several requests for the recipe, so I'm going to pass along your blog. Next thing you know you'll have your own cookbook, going on book tours, ...

Steph said...

Jill--great job! You must have a way with baking for it turn out so good the very first time you made it! I am so impressed...

So happy it turned out for you!