Since the Christmas is not far away, you are probably looking for a holiday breakfast recipe that helps warm you up on the cold holiday mornings. We present a delicious cream cheese filling bread loaves recipe from My Recipes that you can also enjoy at your holiday gatherings.
Holiday Breakfast: Cream Cheese Bread
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Yield 4 loaves
- Bread flour (4 cups)
- Sour cream (1 container or almost 8 ounces)
- Active dry yeast (2 envelopes or ¼ ounces)
- Sugar (divided; ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon)
- Butter (cubed; ½ cup)
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- Table salt (1 teaspoon)
- Warm water (1/2 cup and temperature between 100° and 110°)
- Powdered sugar glaze
- Cream cheese filling
- Parchment paper
- Take a small saucepan and heat sour cream, butter, table salt, and ½-cup sugar over medium-low heat. Keep heating until the butter melts while stirring occasionally. Stop the heat and let the mixture cool to 100° to 110°.
- Take a large bowl and combine dry yeast and the remaining 1-teaspoon of sugar with warm water. Keep this mixture unstirred for 5 minutes. Stir in beaten eggs and sour cream mixture and then add bread flour gradually. Beat with an electric mixer at low speed the entire time. It will produce soft dough, which you have to cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.
- Separate the dough into 4 parts and turn out each of them onto a surface heavily covered with flour. Knead each part for 4 to 5 times.
- Roll each part of the dough into the shape of a 12- x 8-inch rectangle. Except 1-inch border at each side, spread cream cheese filling on the rectangles.
- Roll the rectangles up very carefully. Start rolling from 1 long side. Then, press the seam and fold edges underneath to seal. With seam side down, place 2 loaves on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place the other 2 loaves on the second baking sheet. With a sharp, small knife, make 6 cuts across each loaf. Now, cover each of the sheets with plastic wrap.
- Leave the sheets in a warm place (temperature between 80° and 85°) for at least 1 hour. The loaves will rise and will be almost doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 375°. Place one sheet at a time and bake until the loaves turn golden brown or at least for 15 minutes. Bake the second batch of loaves in the same way.
- Serve the loaves warm with powdered sugar glaze drizzled over them.
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- Refrigerate the second batch of loaves while the first batch is baking.
Feeling too lazy to make breakfast on these snugly holiday mornings? Don’t worry! You can make this holiday breakfast a day before and refrigerate. Just take them out of the refrigerator on the morning, let the loaves rise in a warm place, and bake!
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