Monday, September 2, 2013

Cream Cheese Sandwich Bread

No, this blog has not been converted into an exclusive bread baking blog. I have been busy with stuff and the only thing that I have been baking is bread along with regular cooking. Here is another sandwich bread recipe that is adapted from another cream cheese sweet bread on this blog. I cut down the cream cheese amount to make it more of a regular bread that is not too rich.
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1/3 fat Cream cheese - 4 Oz (1/2 of the 8 Oz block)
Sugar - 2 TBSP
Warm Water - 3/4 Cup
All Purpose Flour - 3 Cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Active dry yeast - 2  tsp

To make the dough by hand: Mix the warm water, sugar, yeast. Let it froth for 5 - 10 minutes. Start mixing the cream cheese, salt and the flour to the yeast mixture and knead it for about 5 - 8 minutes. Coat with a bit of oil and cover and let rise till double about one hour. When the dough has doubled in volume, punch down and deflate and proceed with shaping the dough and baking as described below.

To make the dough in a bread machine: Place all the ingredients except milk in the bread machine pan in this order. Water, cream cheese, salt, sugar, flour and yeast. Set the machine on dough setting and start. When the cycle is complete, take the dough out, deflate it and shape into a loaf.

To Shape and Bake:
Grease a 9 X 5 pan with vegetable oil spray and place the shaped dough in it. Cover loosely with an oiled aluminum foil and let rise till double - about 30 - 45 minutes. When the dough has doubled, preheat the oven to 375 F. Brush the loaf with milk. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn down the oven to 325 F and bake for another 20 minutes or till done. When done, the loaf will have beautiful golden brown and will sound hollow when the bottom is tapped. If the loaf is browning too fast, tent with aluminum foil. Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Remove to the wire rack to cool completely. Slice when completely cool.
This post is written for weekend cooking post that I write with Srivalli  and  Vaishali.     

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  1. Delicious and mouthwateringly wholesome sandwich. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. Champa salute your patience. ..I just cant wait for these resting times..the bread looks absolutely pro.

  3. perfectly baked bread!! cream cheese infused bread is an innovative idea

  4. The cream cheese sandwich sounds so yummy.

  5. This bread looks and sounds really fantastic Champa..even if you do turn this into a baking blog, I won't mind..:)...I would surely enjoy this..

  6. The bread looks so hearty and yum. Great post champa :)

  7. Beautiful bread, prefect crust and fantastic.


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