Cherry Cheesecake Bread Braid Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time

Dessert Braids Cherry Cheesecake Braid 20 min 5 min 25 min 50 min

Ingredients :

2.5 cups Bread Flour

1/8 cup sugar (can use honey, brown sugar or any sweetener 1:1)

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp rounded SAF-Instant Premium Yeast - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

1 Tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin (Avoid Mess: dimple the flour mixture with back of tsp and fill up dimple to make 1 tsp) - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

1 cup hot/warm water **add additional water until all flour is gone and the dough is pulling itself off the bowl.

Braid Filling

4 oz cream cheese mixed with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla

1 can of cherry pie filling

Instructions:
  • Mix Dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)
  • Make 1 dimple in dry ingredients with tsp.  Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of  a quarter.
  • Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check  consistency. The dough should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.
  • Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.
  • Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.
  • Roll dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture lengthwise down center third of rectangle, then add the cherry pie filling.
  • On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2-in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.
  • Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.  Coat with butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar 
  • Bake at 350 for 25 mintues.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling rack or cutting board with 2 spatulas.
Contributor:
Fast Easy Bread