Twisted Sweet Bread Recipe

Twisted Sweet Bread Recipe- Fluffy and soft sweet twisted bread filled with raspberry jam and cream cheese. The combination of soft dough with jam and cream cheese is heavenly.

If you like this sweet bread recipe, try our Poppy Seed Roulade or our Cherry Cheesecake Buns.

Sweet bread recipe filled with jam and a cream cheese mixture,

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twisted sweet bread recipe-

This homemade dough is going to become your favorite dough for sweet bread, buns or rolls. The dough is so easy and quick to prepare and it comes out perfect every time. The jam and cream cheese filling add so much flavor to the bread. 

Enjoy the twisted bread while it’s still warm with a cup of cold milk.

Sliced of Sweet bread recipe with jam and cream cheese inside the bread.

how to make dough for twisted bread-

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, milk oil and butter, heat until warm. TIP: If the milk mixture gets too hot, allow it to cool down before adding the eggs and yeast.
  • Whisk in eggs and yeast. Allow to sit until yeast activates, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add sifted flour and mix until well combined. The dough will feel soft, pliable and slightly sticky. TIP: All flour is different, add a few tablespoons of flour at a time if the dough is really sticky.
  • Cover and set aside to rise until doubled in size.

How to make the dough for this sweet bread recipe.

how to make twisted sweet bread-

  • Prepare cream cheese filling.
  • Generously cover the working surface with flour. Add the dough. Add more flour to the top of dough. TIP: Dough will be really soft, for best results, keep working area coated with flour so the dough doesn’t stick to the countertop or rolling pin. 
  • Roll the out dough.
  • Add cream cheese and jam. TIP: You can add more jam than the indicated amount. 
  • Roll the dough tightly in a log.

Step by step instructions. How to fill the sweet bread with cream cheese and jam.

  • With kitchen shears, cut the dough on either side of the log and twist dough. TIP: When cutting, cut between dough on the opposite side (see picture).
  • Let bread rise, brush top with egg wash.
  • Bake and ENJOY!

NOTE: Kitchen shears are amazing and make cooking so much easier. If you don’t have a pair, I’d highly recommend you get a pair. THESE shears are the ones we have but you can purchase a less expensive pair.

How to form this sweet bread recipe, cutting and arranging the bread with jam and cream cheese.

what kind of jam can I use?

We used raspberry jam but you can use your favorite jam in this recipe. Apricot is another favorite of ours. However, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry or peach also are great with the cream cheese.

how to store braided bread?

Keep bread covered and at room temperature up to 2 days. TIP: Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven before serving if warm bread is desired.

Jam and cream cheese filled sweet bread recipe on a board with slices and a glass of milk.

I hope you loved the recipe for this Twisted Sweet Bread filled with raspberry jam and cream cheese. Leave us feedback in the comments below, we so appreciate it. 🙂

5 from 2 votes
Twisted Sweet Bread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Rise Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Twisted Sweet Bread Recipe- Fluffy and soft sweet twisted bread filled with raspberry jam and cream cheese. The combination of soft dough with jam and cream cheese is heavenly.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Russian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 455 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
dough-
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (see note)
filling-
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup jam
egg topping
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat the sugar, milk, butter and oil. Once warm, remove from heat and whisk in beaten eggs. 
  2. Add yeast and lightly mix. Cover bowl and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes until yeast activates.

  3. Add in sifted flour and mix until flour is well incorporated. Cover and set aside to rise at room temperature for 1 hour.

  4. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar.

  5. Dust working surface with flour. Transfer dough onto surface. Add more flour to the top of dough.

  6. Gently roll out the dough into a rectangle about 16x12” in size, adding more flour as needed so the dough doesn't stick to the rolling pin.

  7. Generously add the jam and cream cheese in rows, see picture.

  8. Gently roll up the dough to form log and place seam underneath. 

  9. Pinch edges of log and tuck under so the filling doesn't ooze out.

  10. Transfer bread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  11. With kitchen shears, cut bread on either side, see the picture.

  12. Allow bread to rise 30 minutes.

  13. Whisk together egg and water, brush tops of bread.

  14. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the top of bread is golden.

  15. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a large baking sheet, shape dough into two smaller portions.

Note: All flour is different. Add a few additional tablespoons of flour at a time if needed to achieve the described dough consistency. 

Nutrition Facts
Twisted Sweet Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 6 Comments
  • Brielle 02/07/2019, 1:39 pm

    Made this yesterday…your pictures looked so good, I doubled the recipe 😁 Truth is; this sweet bread tastes even better than it looks. I had trouble ‘twisting’ the rolls so they don’t look as pretty as yours but they are so DELICIOUS! I especially love the cream cheese in the filling. Thanks for another great recipe Valentina. Maybe you can do a video for this one showing how you do the twisting.

    • Valentina's Corner 02/08/2019, 12:38 am

      Brielle,
      Thanks for the awesome feedback on the sweet bread. I am with you on the cream cheese, such a wonderful surprise!
      Thanks for the suggestion of a video, note taken. 🙂 And thank you for being apart of our online home.

  • Karly 02/06/2019, 1:27 pm

    This bread looks so delicious! My family will love it!!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/06/2019, 7:40 pm

      Thank you, Karly! This sweet bread is a keeper recipe. 🙂

  • Mom's Dish 02/04/2019, 1:08 pm

    We are huge fans for homemade breads. We barely ever buy bread because I think nothing ever lives up to homemade. I love all the useful tips you have made for the twisted bread dough. My favorite part about twisted bread is the layers it creates, its more flaky. Great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/04/2019, 4:31 pm

      Thanks, Natalya! We love this sweet bread. I especially have a weakness for cream cheese so this recipe makes me very happy, haha!

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