Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Raspberry Cream Cheese Braid

This bread is SO good. It is a little more time consuming than what I usually make, but it is so worth it!

This recipe is from The Taste of Home Cookbook (It is called Raspberry Coffee Cakes in the cookbook, but I made mine into a braid)

Raspberry Cream Cheese Braid

1 TBS Active Dry Yeast
1/3 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
1/2 cup warm sour cream (110-115 degrees F)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup raspberry jam

1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBS milk

In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in sour cream, butter, sugar, salt and egg. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead 20 times or until smooth. Pace in a
greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/4 hours.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth; set aside. Punch dough down . Turn onto a lightly floured surface roll out each side into a 12in x 9 in rectangle. Cut with a sharp knife or pizza cutter 3 inches in from the edges on both sides about an inch apart (make 11 cuts on each side). Start with the end and wrap it over the filling, then take the end on the opposite side and fold it over it (kinda hard to explain hopefully the pictures help this make sense!) pinch the ends closed, one of mine usually explodes and leaks out al
l over the pan, but try to seal it up as best you can and hopefully you'll have better luck than me! Place loaves on a greased baking sheet.

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm loaves.


  1. Sounds delicious and looks amazing! Beautiful job!

  2. Thanks!!! This is definitely one of my favorites!! Takes some time but it is so worth it!