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Cream Cheese Bread

You're sure to impress family and friends with the attractive appearance and great-tasting flavor of this bread. It takes some time to prepare, but it's worth it!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 loaves

Ingredients

  • BREAD:
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sour cream, butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Add flour; stir until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, combine all filling ingredients and set aside. Meanwhile punch dough down and divide into six equal portions. Turn one portion onto a floured surface and roll into a 12x8-in. rectangle. Spread with a sixth of the filling. Roll up from one of the long sides; seal seams and fold ends under. Place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Using scissors, cut 3/4 in. deep into sides of each roll at 3/4-in. intervals, alternating from one side to the other. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. For glaze, combine sugar and vanilla. Gradually add milk until glaze is of spreading consistency; drizzle over warm bread.
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