Braided Cream Cheese Bread

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,271


1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream, scalded
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon salt
2 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105°-115°)
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Combine scalded sour cream, sugar, butter, and salt; mix well and let cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl; stir in sour cream mixture and eggs. Gradually stir in flour; dough will be soft. Cover tightly and chill overnight.

Divide chilled dough into 4 equal parts. Turn each out onto a heavily floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times. Roll each into a 12x18-inch rectangle. Spread 1/4of filling over each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around edges. Carefully roll up jellyroll-style, beginning at long side. Firmly pinch edge and ends to seal. Place rolls seam side down on greased baking sheets. Make 6 equally x-shaped cuts across the top of each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour or until doubled in size. Bake at 375° for 15–20 minutes.

Spread loaves with Glaze while warm.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,271
Calories from Fat: 514

This Braided Cream Cheese Bread recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Mountain West Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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