Sour Cream

Briaded bread with strawberry and cream cheese filling

October  4, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Oh Sweet Day!
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Braided bread with strawberry and cream cheese filling —Oh Sweet Day!

What You'll Need
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup spreadable cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  1. In a bowl of standing mixer, mix water and yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, sour cream, butter, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add flour and salt, and mix/knead with the dough hook until the dough become soft and smooth, about 8 minutes.
  4. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let sit in a warm place for an hour to rise.
  5. When the dough is risen, move it to a lightly floured surface. Press to flatten the dough into a big rectangle.
  6. Cut 1″ strips all the way down each long side of dough (the areas not covered with the filling) from the edge of the filling to the outer edge of the dough. Braid the bread by starting with the strips in each top corner, laying them over the filling and criss-crossing over each other. Continue down the entire braid. Tuck the last braid under the bread.
  7. Carefully transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Mix the egg wash ingredients, and brush the dough with the mixture. Sprinkle sugar on top.
  9. Bake at 350F for 25 to 35 minutes, until the loaf is golden brown.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Muddled_Path2018
  • John

3 Reviews

Muddled_Path2018 October 31, 2019
I'd give this recipe a better review if you added the other steps.
Muddled_Path2018 October 31, 2019
Looks like you might have skipped a step.
John June 26, 2019
I do not understand the recipe. There is no mention of putting the filling on the dough, however you still call for cutting 1" strips of dough, from the filling to the edge of the rectangle. When does the filling get placed on the dough? What does the filling consist of, the jam?