Monday, September 29, 2008

Blueberry Cream Cheese Loaf

This is a really quick and easy bread to prepare for your family breakfast or brunch. On weekends Carlos always like something sweet with his morning coffee so I will usually bake this. You can make and bake this in half an hour. The secret is using the store bought Pillsbury bread stick dough. I will always have a tube or two in my fridge for a quick and easy bread. You can make this into sweet or savory bread. For this bread I added cream cheese and blueberry to the filling.

Ingredients :

6 oz of low fat cream cheese
1 egg - separated
3 tbsp of powder sugar
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberry
1 (11 oz) tube of bread stick dough


1/2 cup of powder sugar
2 tbsp of lemon juice

(pix 1)
(pix 2)
(pix 3)
1) Preheat over to 350 degree F. In a bowl combined soft cream cheese, powder sugar and egg yolk. Mix until well combined.
2) Remove breadstick dough from the tube, unroll it and separate the dough and you will have two rectangles. Join the dough up by placing both dough rectangles horizontally on a lightly greased baking sheet. Press the steam together (refer to pix 1)
3)Spread cream cheese mixture onto the centre of the dough. Sprinkle the blueberry on top of the cream cheese. (pix 2) Separate the dough perforations up to the cheese mixture (You might need a scissors for this) Slightly pull and stretch the dough strips.
4) Start from the top and bring and braid dough strip to cover the filling. Make sure to tuck and seal both ends of the loaf (pix 3)
5) Beat the egg white and brush it all over the loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the loaf.
6) Combined the powder sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle all over the cool loaf before serving.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks yummilicious that I want to steal one piece from the screen! :P

vandana rajesh said...

Hi first time here....nice blog and this blueberry delight looks heavenly. Is there anything else I can use instead of the bueberries as these are not easily available in India.

Anonymous said...

looks heavenly!i must get some pre-made bread dough,but have never noticed it in the supermarket here..

Beachlover said...

very creative idea.I will never think of using store bought ready dough to make anything good and simple,maybe my brains rust or doesn't move dunno how to pusing!!lol!

Christelle said...

sounds perfect to me! I love the way you folded the bread strips! It looks very professional on the finish! :)

SIG said...

Wow, simple and easy. I came across the Pillsbury frozen dough but it's rather expensive here and not available everywhere.

Family First said...

aduh, salivating already. wonder if they have instant bread-dough in KL ... cos I never looked out for one. Can this be eaten warm?

Cat Cat said...

Looks good.. The blueberries kinda melted in the loaf.. YUUM YUUM.

Heather said...

this looks lively! i love cream cheese in sweet things, and blueberries sound like a wonderful addition!

Anonymous said...

I love blueberries and how delightful to see a beautiful, fresh loaf of blueberry bread =D

VG said...

Sedapnya Gert...pity sini takde ready made dough or not I would go right now and buy it to make this. I have a bit of a sweet tooth myself, he! he!

Anonymous said...

It looks beautifully soft. You could sleep on it if it wasn't so sticky. :-)

vanillasugarblog said...

How easy does that look. I would have never thought you used a bread loaf. Looks like it worked really well. I would love to try this.

tigerfish said...

I saw sweet(berry) and savory(cheese) which I just love :)

Deborah said...

I wouldn't have thought to use the bread stick dough like this - what a great idea!!

tragic girl said...

You make it looks so easy. :) End result is so lovely too!

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, I just love the vibrant color of the blueberry :)

Vandana, thanks for stopping by. You can use any berries for the filling. Can you get frozen blueberry there?

Mc, if you can't find the bread dough maybe you can use the puff pastries :)

Lesley, when I get lazy I will use store bought pastry and dough :)

Christelle, the folding on top looks better than the bottom :)

Sig, do try this out and I am pretty sure your little girl will love it :)

Family firs, yes it can be eaten warm and cold. After two days its still soft and nice :)

Cat, ni senang buat so you can make this for your family as I know you like blueberry a lot :)

Heather, I am pretty you would love this :)

Noobcook, thank you.

VG,you can use puff pastry for this.

GK, you are funny :) :)by the way its still as soft after 2 days :)

Dawn, hope you will try this out :)

Tigerfish, this kind of dough comes handy for lazy people like me :)

Deborah, you can get this done in half and hour :)

Foodbox, its really that easy :)

Precious Pea said...

Wow! Looks really good especially the the cheeze oozing out everywhere!

Shreya said...

beautiful! looks yummy:-)

ICook4Fun said...

Precious Pea, thank you :)

Shreya, thank you :)

Big Boys Oven said...

I want a slice, please fly me one!

test it comm said...

Blueberries, cream cheese, flaky pastry and icing...mmm... They look so good!

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, ha ha

Kevin, how was your trip to Greek. Hope you had a good time. Yeah you can never go wrong with cream cheese, blueberries and icing :)

Giirl said...

Mine is in the oven right now! Yeahh!

ICook4Fun said...

Giirl, do you like the bread?

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog today and this recipe is amazing! If I had the ingredients, I would get up and make it right now!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I know you're probably sick at answering this 'bread dough' question lol, but I dont want to use puff pastry.

Maybe I can find it at my supermarket, which section would it be in? (I live in Melbourne,AUS, if that helps).

Thank you

Anonymous said...

I've had this page bookmarked forever and I was finally going to make this today for an all-girls super bowl party- but alas, no plain breadstick dough to be found, only the garlic kind. Determined to still enjoy blueberry bliss, i bought biscuit dough and filled each one with the cream cheese mix and blueberries, and baked them up like individual blueberry loaves. I was skeptical but it turned out so well! My friends went crazy for them. Thanks so much for the recipe, and anyone who can't find breadstick dough- try it with biscuits!

ICook4Fun said...

Elizabeth, I hope you try this out.

iizam, here in US we find this at the asile where they put the cheese and eggs. Not sure about it in Australia.

Rasaina, using biscuits is a great idea too. Will try it out the next time. Thanks for the tips.

christina said...

I just got through making this bread. I did actually use frozen strawberries instead of blueberries. I just had some on hand and did not have any blueberries. It was incredible. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

mei said...

Hi..thanks for the recipe!! i just made this with different fillings n it's awesome =D but, i hv one question..could you please tell me how long this bread can last? will 2 days be fine?

ICook4Fun said...

Christina, I should try it out with strawberry too the next time I make this.

Mei, we normally finish this within 2-3 days. If you want to keep it longer you might need to keep it in the fridge.

marylou said...

made it --lol with pillsbury cresant roll --an it looks great !! taste great and cannot wait till i can get a tube of dough
I have frozen cherries waitin in the freezer
Very light dessert for diabetic
thank you for sharin