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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword sweet bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 455kcal
Author Valentina's Corner



  • 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)


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup jam

egg topping

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water


  • In a saucepan, heat the sugar, milk, butter and oil. Once warm, remove from heat and whisk in beaten eggs. 
  • Add yeast and lightly mix. Cover bowl and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes until yeast activates.
  • Add in sifted flour and mix until flour is well incorporated. Cover and set aside to rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar.
  • Dust working surface with flour. Transfer dough onto surface. Add more flour to the top of dough.
  • 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.
  • Generously add the jam and cream cheese in rows, see picture.
  • Gently roll up the dough to form log and place seam underneath. 
  • Pinch edges of log and tuck under so the filling doesn't ooze out.
  • Transfer bread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • With kitchen shears, cut bread on either side, see the picture.
  • Allow bread to rise 30 minutes.
  • Whisk together egg and water, brush tops of bread.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the top of bread is golden.
  • Enjoy.


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. 


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.4mg