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Cream Cheese Danish

Author: Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • For the Sweet Roll Dough:
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast equivalent to 1 packet of yeast
  • 3.5 cups of bread flour or all purpose if you can't find bread

  • For the Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

  • Now, for the dough - I used my bread machine. You can also knead it all by hand, letting it rise for a couple of hours in a warm location covered by a towel. For the bread machine, combine all ingredients as recommended by the manufacturer of your bread machine. Usually, it's the liquids first, followed by the spices, flour, & make a well in the center of the flour for the yeast. Set the bread machine on the dough cycle.
  • After the dough is finished, beat together all of the filling ingredients until smooth & creamy. Roll the dough into a long rectangle. I actually just use my hands for this instead of a rolling pin. Get it as even across as possible. Roll it up into a log from the long ends in - making one super long roll across your counter. Using a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 1 inch rounds. Shape them a little with your hands & put them on a lightly greased baking pan. Glass baking pans, or stoneware work best. If you use a metal one, use wax paper if possible underneath & watch them closely while baking to prevent burning the bottoms.
  • Using your fingers, make a well in the center of each one to hold the filling. Spoon some filling into each danish. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-17 minutes. Allow the danishes to cool completely before glazing. Whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. It should be smooth, and thin enough to drizzle. Add a bit more milk if it seems to thick. Using the back of a spoon, drizzle the glaze across the danishes. Whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. It should be smooth, and thin enough to drizzle. Add a bit more milk if it seems to thick. Using the back of a spoon, drizzle the glaze across the danishes.