I have been wanting to make a cream cheese danish for quite some time and the recipe for this one has been sitting on my breakfast Pinterest board for a while now. I am always intimidated when it comes to making my own dough. I don't have a lot of experience with it, and always find it much easier to just buy it in the can and just roll it out. :) This recipe, however, was very easy to make. I didn't even use my mixer and did it all by hand. I made it the night before and was so excited to roll it out the next day. One of my boys woke up in the middle of the night and after I checked on him I went to the fridge and checked on my dough to see if it was rising. It was like Christmas!! ha! :) Is it rising yet???? After reading this recipe I hope that you find it easy as well and it doesn't sit on your Pinerest board as long as it sat on mine before you make it.
Have a great weekend!!
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
Heat the butter and milk until the butter is melted. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate and then mix in egg yolks.
Blend in the cooled milk mixture and then sift in the flour, sugar and salt.
With dough hook, mix on medium speed until dough is soft and pliable.
Place dough in a large bowl that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for about 8 hours. It will rise in the refrigerator.
After dough has been refrigerated, remove and place on parchment paper. Roll out into a rectangular shape and 15 inches long and 8-9 inches wide.
Meanwhile, soften cream cheese and mix together until smooth with powdered sugar and milk.
Pour cream cheese mixture down the middle of the dough and spread out to two ends.
Use kitchen sheers to cut strips in dough and braid in criss-cross fashion.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 18-25 minutes. This will vary depending on the type of baking sheet you are using.
Source: All She Cooks