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    Cream Cheese Braids

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    50 mins

    35 mins

    15 mins

    Claire de Luna's Note:

    This is a delectable danish style bread, very light and tender. The recipe seems more complicated than it really is, and makes four loaves, so there's plenty to share. Prep time does not include overnight or second rising time. One of Southern Living's best recipes.

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    1. 1
      For BREAD: Heat sour cream over low heat.
    2. 2
      Stir in sugar, salt and butter; cool to lukewarm.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large bowl until dissolved.
    4. 4
      Add sour cream mixture, eggs, flour, and mix well.
    5. 5
      Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
    6. 6
      For FILLING: Mix well.
    7. 7
      Divide dough from the day before into 4 equal parts.
    8. 8
      Roll each part on a floured surface to an 8x12 inch rectangle.
    9. 9
      Spread one quarter of the filling on each rectangle, and roll jelly roll style beginning at the long side.
    10. 10
      Pinch edges together and fold ends under slightly.
    11. 11
      Place rolls seam side down on greased baking sheets.
    12. 12
      Slit each roll at 2-inch intervals to resemble braid.
    13. 13
      Cover and let rise 1 hour, in a warm place until dough doubles in bulk.
    14. 14
      Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
    15. 15
      Spread with glaze while warm.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 16, 2003


      This is an absolutely outstanding recipe! Looks involved with three parts of the recipe to prepare, but all are very, very easy to make, and the results are incredible. It makes four nice loaves - one to give away, and three to keep. :-)

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    • on May 22, 2007


      WOW!!!!!!!! I have not made these myself yet but tasted some at a friends house on Sunday. The taste is just amazing! I will be making some VERY soon. Thanks for posting this 10 star recipe! :-)

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    • on April 29, 2007


      These are wonderful, impressive, luscious cream cheese braids! I was going through my folder of clipped recipes and was going to post this, but I'm glad it's already here! I first made these back in 1977 ( ya, I know I'm old :) ) to give as Christmas gifts to some special friends. They were very impressed-I kept one for us of course! Thanks for posting this, Claire de Luna. It's going straight into my tried and true cookbook!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Cheese Braids

    Serving Size: 1 (2153 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1618.5
    Calories from Fat 605
    Total Fat 67.2 g
    Saturated Fat 32.6 g
    Cholesterol 296.5 mg
    Sodium 1266.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 227.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 127.7 g
    Protein 27.6 g

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