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Cream Cheese Sweet Bread

Cream Cheese Sweet Bread is a breakfast Danish that is made with yeast-leavened dough topped with a cream cheese filling, crumble, and drizzled with icing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Rising Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 9 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Cream Cheese Sweet Bread
Servings: 15
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • cups (312.5g) all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar

Crumble

  • ½ cup (1 stick, 113g) butter, cold and cubed
  • ¾ cup (94g) all-purpose flour
  • cup (42g) confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Icing

  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Dough

  • In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add oil and flour; stir to combine.
  • Add dough to a greased bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let the dough rest for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • While the dough is rising, make the filling and crumble.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand-held mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the filling to a piping bag with a large round tip and set it aside. (You could also just simply cut off the end of the piping bag.)

Crumble

  • Using a food processor, fork, or clean hands; combine butter, flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Make sure the butter is broken down and no larger than a pea when you are done. Set aside.

Assembly and Baking

  • Preheat oven to 450°F and spray an 11x15-inch sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add dough to the prepared pan and work it to the edges.
  • Pipe the cream cheese filling on the dough in three vertical lines, leaving about 2 inches of space between each line.
  • Top evenly with the crumble and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Let the sweet bread cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.

Icing

  • In a medium bowl combine confectioners sugar and milk. Add more milk (one teaspoon at a time) to reach your desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the icing over the sweet bread or use a piping bag with a fine tip.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal