Cheese Danish Bread

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

If you love cheese danish, this is the bread for you! Sweet cheese filling is rolled into a slightly sweet bread and then drizzled with icing. Got this from a magazine years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together 1 C flour and yeast in large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat& stir sour cream, 1/4 C sugar, water, butter and salt till just warm and butter almost melts.
  3. Add sour cream to dry mixture along with the egg.
  4. Beat with electric mixer on low to med.
  5. 30 seconds, then on high for 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl often.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  7. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead in enough of remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that's smooth and elastic.
  8. Shape into a ball and place in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease surface.
  9. Cover and let rise till doubled, about 1 hour.
  10. Punch down dough and turn out onto floured surface.
  11. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  12. For filling: Stir cream cheese, 1/3 C sugar and vanilla together in small bowl and set aside.
  13. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  14. Roll dough on floured surface into a 14"x10" rectangle.
  15. Spread filling over dough to 1/2" from edges.
  16. Roll up, jelly roll style, starting from a long side.
  17. Seal seam and place seam side down on prepared sheet.
  18. Make 1/4 inch cuts across top of loaf at 2" intervals.
  19. Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  20. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or till golden.
  21. Cover with foil for last 15 minutes of baking if it seems to be getting too brown.
  22. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  23. Mix powdered sugar, 1 T milk and vanilla for icing till smooth.
  24. Drizzle this over the loaf.
  25. Nice served warm.


Most Helpful

Don't know why I waited so long to write a review, I have baked this so many times, never a problem, always a rave review from my family and friends! I also use a bread machine, so easy , so good.

Big E's Chef December 17, 2010

Made the dough in my bread machine. Turned out very pretty with the icing drizzled on top. I added 1 TB butter to the icing for better flavor. Also used plain yogurt since I didn't have sour cream. Not a ton of cream cheese filling, but it would be hard to roll up if there was more. Nice solt dough texture. I might try subbing my cinnamon roll filling in here.

Goodeatin June 26, 2010

I actually found this recipe on the Fleichmans yeast website about 10 years ago. I love cream cheese fillings, but was having a hard time finding anything in my local bakeries that satisfied me.

I tried the recipe and have been baking it ever since. I usually make it for Christmas and give it as gifts.

My recipe calls for a cold rise, so I make the dough at night and roll it out the next day.

This is a great recipe and though I have given it to friends no one is willing to do the work. Since I am a yeast lover this is right up my alley. Just don't ask me to make a layer cake.

furrycritters January 18, 2011

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